When designing the future workplace it pays to put your people first

By Ivar Fennema, - Advice

When it comes to keeping up with the fast-changing nature of the modern, flexible workplace it pays – perhaps ironically – for CIOs to take a structured approach.

Trends such as the move towards a hyperconnected world, the pervasive nature of connectivity and the rise of cloud, mobile and big data can place huge demands on the corporate workplace. This is particularly the case for organizations which might be unprepared for a flexible and agile approach to working that these technological developments have not only made possible but actively encouraged.

Meanwhile, the boundaries between work and private life are disappearing. It’s become easy to take work home – or almost anywhere outside of the traditional office, for that matter. Indeed, there is a question as to whether it might be worth moving on from the 9-5 working day entirely.

The trend of consumerization has led to workers having new expectations: they want access to the right tools to do their jobs, and they want them to be available across all of their work devices – just as easily and freely as they’re used to them being on their personal devices.

CIOs are faced with the unique challenge of modernizing their workplaces, while also needing to consider the more technical aspect of managing the technological infrastructure that can support a more flexible work environment.

To deliver the end-user experience they are looking for, IT leaders should consider a combination of the following three approaches in their quest to construct the perfect working environment.

>> Read the full article on the Face 2 Fujitsu blog

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