The confluence of personal productivity applications and tools with increasingly agile business models are shifting the way we do work and the way we think about work. In order to anticipate these changes and enable the workforce in real time and in-context, organizations need to consider some combination of software based collaboration as well as a more social and mobile enabled workflow to augment existing business processes.
"Productivity" relies on access to information, people and data as well as the cooperation and collaboration of those people to gain context around process or decisions. Connecting people to people to information is the ultimate goal but as the working environment covers many more collaboration modalities and disparate devices, content and information is equally disbursed in additional repositories. In addition, organizations' are increasingly impacted by the need to produce more in terms of business outcomes and outputs. Enabling streamlined access to content or simply solving the problem of connecting users in a simplistic manner is the essence of delivering enhanced productivity. This is by no means simple but it is essential.
To be ready for this shift and enable the workforce to do work in real time and in-context, businesses need to become more agile to serve immediate needs. To meet these needs, many companies will need to survive by existing processes augmented with newer and more agile methods.
IDC is hosting a Tweet Chat on 11/20 at 11am PST to discuss these trends with the following questions:
- What does workforce transformation mean to you and your business?
- What are the key requirements to successful workforce transformation?
- What experiences should be targeted to enable workforce productivity?
- Do you use personal applications to get work done? If so why?
- How can your organization encourage broader workforce transformation?
Following the Tweet Chat, this post will be updated with the outcomes.