Solving business challenges that matter to your business
One size – or solution – does not fit all when it comes to your digital workplace. To build a purposeful destination that your employees will love to use, you need to tailor it to the specific business challenges they confront every day. Many digital transformation initiatives fall short because planning and implementation decisions are based on historic norms and failed generic intranets, rather than the new proven set of best practices that focus on deploying solutions.
To understand the needs of your business and where to focus your initial attention, start by asking these 5 key questions. Be sure to consider the perspective of all levels of your organization.
- What do employees feel is missing, or dysfunctional, in your digital workplace?
- What are employees’ biggest frustrations in their daily work experience?
- What are the central obstacles to peak productivity?
- What are the stumbling blocks to open and efficient communication?
- What does your corporate culture need to increase employee satisfaction?
With these answers in hand, you can start your digital transformation by deploying purpose-built solutions that address your biggest challenges. Focusing on functionality is key. Practical digital workplace solutions – built around your organization’s unique needs – will unify, engage, and educate your employees. To align employees around a digital destination, you need to show them it can make their daily work life better, and you need to do it fast.
|The best digital workplace solutions sell themselves to employees by:|
- Making it easy to find the information they need when they need it
- Connecting them to the right people at the right time
- Centralizing corporate news and events
- Plugging them into the organization’s social scene
- Putting updated policies and best practices in one place
- Simplifying access to key technical resources
A sample digital workplace solution in action
One of the most popular digital workplace solutions is an Onboarding Center. HR professionals need an effective and positive onboarding process for bringing in and retaining top talent. It's a must for team productivity, business profitability, and company culture. The Onboarding Center Solution should offer a complete suite of tools for your onboarding program, from welcoming new hires to essential on-the-job training and frequently asked questions.
3 Tips for Successful Solutions Deployment
There are a lot of digital workplace solutions out there making big claims. Follow these simple rules and you’ll see the greatest value from your investment:
Trust the ExpertsYou’re the expert on your organization’s business challenges, but building a cohesive digital workplace requires a whole other skill set. Find a digital workplace expert that’s worked with thousands of organizations to configure solutions that deliver efficiency and employee satisfaction. With a partner and platform you can trust, you’ll build a thriving destination for your organization.
Don’t Reinvent the WheelDesigning and building digital workplace solutions from scratch is complex, expensive, and time-consuming. Look for a platform that offers ready-built solutions combining key product features into customizable channels, and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Get your feet wet before you jump InTrying to deploy too many solutions at once will slow down the building and employee alignment process, and your digital transformation project will soon lose meaning and interest. Start with three to five key solutions that address your most urgent business needs, and build up from there.