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This study from Australia: Employees don’t feel empowered for the digital age

Their top challenges?

• Too many face-to-face meetings taking up productive time (24%)

• Teams are too rigid and not open to new ways of work (23%)

• Company-wide meetings are too impersonal in communicating organisational goals (20%)

• Teams are taking too long to respond to internal issues (20%)

• Team members are not accommodating with flexi-work schedules (16%)

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There are many benefits from developing a digital workplace. One of these is an improved work experience.

"Employees’ experiences at work impact a company's ability to remain competitive. According to Gallup, organizations with engaged employees are said to outperform those without them by 202%. As a result, companies are realizing that better employee experience should be the motivation behind driving digital business across all areas of the organization."

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Listen to Stefan Ebner, CEO of Braintribe describe how his team works. This is the #futureofwork Having a digital workplace and a digital workforce makes this possible. #remotework

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This morning while talking to technicians at an Audi dealership then mentioned that discussions were now starting about the arrival of these cars by 2020. And so preparation starts on the ground.

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This is a great insight into a company going through its #digitaltransformation despite being stuck in the fax era. “For Southwest, the equation is simple: They need to upgrade their employee technology game to stay competitive and attract the best talent.”

Many businesses face a similar challenge.

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A bit of news from Cape Town. Of course technology can make this possible. And we agree completely with Eric Louw, one of commenters on the piece.

However remember for #remotework to work it needs to be approached strategically. Meaning there are some very important things you have to have in place, before allowing teams to work remotely.

If you would like to discuss designing a remote team reach out to us here http://buff.ly/2nkKccs

Read the entire Cape Town story here: http://buff.ly/2nkEVBy
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#RemoteWork ~ A bit of news from Cape Town. Of course technology can make this possible. And we agree completely with Eric Louw, one of commenters on the piece.

However remember for remote work to work it needs to be approached strategically. Meaning there are some very important things you have to have in place, before allowing teams to work remotely.

If you would like to discuss designing a remote team reach out to us here http://buff.ly/2nkBfQm

Read the entire Cape Town story here: http://buff.ly/2nkDinp
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#AugmentedReality is set to dramatically change our relationship with screens especially with the arrival of head mounted displays (similar to HoloLens but smaller and more compact)

Apple is clearly wanting to position itself ahead of this mega trend.

This technology is going to dramatically change the way we work.

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By 2020 #DigitalLiteracy (vs computer literacy which is a give in 2017) will become an essential workplace skill. Great to see that some governments are seeing the need to change the education system to ensure the workforce of the future has this as a basic skill set.

In our work in SA digital literacy is found to be sorely lacking in many businesses.

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Will the Gig Economy Make the Office Obsolete? The short answer for most knowledge workers is yes.

As smart companies become digital, the need for offices is dramatically changing and the workforce is transforming. Interesting that the sweet spot seems to be a combination of remote work and co-working.

Prediction: by 2020 most smart businesses will have completely transformed from where they work.

This is a great read.

From the article:

"Study after study after study demonstrate that independent, remote workers are more productive, satisfied, and engaged than their office-bound colleagues. Recent surveys of 8,000 workers by McKinsey’s Global Institute and nearly 900 independent workers by Future Workplace and Field Nation find that those workers, freed from the constraints of office life, report higher levels of satisfaction and greater productivity. These results aren’t surprising since remote work eliminates the wasted time of commuting, the stress of constant exposure to office politics, and the death of the workday by a thousand paper cuts of interruptions and meetings."
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