The concept of Digital Workplace is one of the most discussed in recent years and, especially abroad, it has been put into practice on a daily basis for some time now. But what exactly is it about ?

The Digital Workplace can be defined as the natural evolution of the classic intranet : in practice, a corporate digital space in which the management of all key applications and processes takes place (from operational processes to collaboration, passing through communication) through interactive and social networking involving the entire work team.

According to recent research by Ricoh-Censuswide , more and more European employees are in favor of this kind of evolution within the company. But where does Italy fit into this new “transformation”?

The research, which examined 3,600 employees from various European companies, confidently states that optimism towards the functionality of the Digital Workplace is very strong, with 98% of the sample analyzed explicitly in favor of this new business turnaround. As for Italy , the general optimism is confirmed by 65% ​​of the sample analyzed , who even declared themselves “ enthusiastic ”, while 38% lean towards a more measured “ confident ”. On the other hand, 4% of the Italian employees interviewed defined themselves as ” doubtful ” and 10% even ” worried “.

However, it seems clear that within the next two years , office work will be destined to become smarter and more flexible . How? In fact, improving productivity by optimizing activities considered boring and repetitive, such as managing emails or meetings, or even commuting.

46% of Italian operators believe that better access to data would allow a significant improvement in the quality of work and a more reduced waste of time. In practice, this could be traced back to a greater possibility of working from home and a significant reduction in repetitive tasks thanks to automation . This optimization would lead to a concrete competitive advantage because it would allow to focus attention on more important projects.

Comments Ricoh Europe : “Employee opinion reflects the concerns of governments around the world about productivity. Too much time is spents managing processes that might be automate. Thanks to technology, employees can therefore work faster and more efficiently and bring value to the business ”.

But more specifically, what technologies do Italian and, more generally, European workers expect within the next few years? According to Ricoh’s research, most of them (67%) rely entirely on process automation , believing it will generate a positive effect, while 62% believe that artificial intelligence will make the difference . For Italians, it is also important to pay attention to the evolution of robotics (46% of the sample) and 3D printing (53%), as well as the now increasingly popular virtual reality , favored by 39% both in Italy and in Europe.

Ultimately, we can say that both in Italy and in Europe the “fever” of digital innovation creates expectations rather than fears . In terms of criticality , however, there is concern for the lack of technical skills (40% of the sample analyzed), fear of change (32%) and a certain intolerance for the long period of time that it will probably take to get used to a new technology ( according to 24% of the interviewees).

An interesting fact is represented by the percentage of 71% of the interviewees who define themselves as “ disappointed by the choices of the company management ”, perceiving that any technological innovation is fundamentally oriented only to a reduction in costs and not to an implementation of the quality of employee work.

In this day and age, advanced devices are utilize to interface the total labor force. Further, for a large part of the information labor force, their advanced experience is their labor force insight. Yet, in a hyperconnected world where laborers might influence market execution. However much clients do, numerous associations have not yet tended to how their labor force. It can do their work ideally and how that influences their standpoint in the computerized climate accommodated them.

Incidentally, there’s something else to the computerized working environment besides basically giving specialists online admittance to office applications.

Albeit most associations had the option to rapidly turn to remote work. No little achievement under the unfriendly conditions they were managing for some. It was the same old thing overlaid with piecemeal advance arrangements.

To go from looking advanced to residing computerize, the work environment should be update to work. In synchrony and interface all laborers to those that they work with when, where, and how they need it. Paying little heed to area, gadget, or time region. Making the shift requires associating laborer experience to business results. By putting laborers at the focal point of plan, it becomes conceivable to make an advanced work. . . Environment that changes how individuals team up, finish work, and at last carry on with work.

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