Microsoft Modern Workplace applications improve employee productivity and satisfaction and create more seamless communication across the business whilst promoting collaboration and maintaining the security and integrity of systems and data.
What is a Modern Workplace?
The definition of a Modern Workplace is an operational setup which has been professionally designed to meet both the physical and technological needs of both your business and its employees.
A Modern Workplace drives company-wide business transformation by utilising the latest Microsoft technology to power and streamline business operations and empower employees to do their best work around the clock.
What’s included within the Microsoft Modern Workplace?
Microsoft 365, includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security and a variety of productivity and collaboration tools designed to support modern ways of working, help facilitate digital transformation, and most importantly keep your business secure.
How does the Microsoft Modern Workplace facilitate automation?
Within Microsoft 365 is Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Flow) which enables you to implement both Digital and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) across the business. By automating tasks you can quickly boost productivity, giving employees more time to focus on innovation than administrative tasks. You can also automate time-consuming tasks using the built-in AI capabilities and integrate with over 100 applications such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Twitter, MailChimp, Google Analytics etc.
How does the Microsoft Modern Workplace promote collaboration?
When internal and external teams come together and collaborate to solve a problem the magic happens. Facilitating collaboration can prove tricky especially with remote/shift workers or multi-site offices. However, the collaboration applications included within the Microsoft Modern Workplace such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams for Education, Office 365 and SharePoint enable employees to easily work together on documents no matter their location or time of day. Windows 10 Virtual Desktop takes this even further by allowing users to access their desktop from any device.
Microsoft Teams in particular is constantly evolving and adding new features to improve accessibility and user experience.
This boosts productivity, can raise morale and enables people within different teams to come together. The more flexible it is for employees to collaborate the more collaboration will occur.
How secure is the Microsoft Modern Workplace?
Within Microsoft 365, the security stack gives us the insights to proactively defend against advanced threats, such as malware, phishing, and zero-day attacks as well as identity, app, data, and device protection with Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Windows Information Protection.
What are the reasons to adopt a Modern Workplace?
Here are some common reasons why businesses choose to adopt the Microsoft Modern Workplace over a traditional setup:
Disparate communication channels – employees communicate through a variety of different channels which enables messages to get lost in translation, there is limited visibility and a lack of control.
Stand-alone platforms – business management platforms are implemented that have very limited integration and automation with each other. This makes the risk of error high and increases workload.
Data/Team Silos – Teams work in silos with limited visibility to other parts of the business. Data is stored in numerous locations and access is restricted due to the setup.
Hardware – Desktop PCs are commonly used, not all employees have access to laptops or tablets which disables remote working.
Technology – The technology you have implemented has scalable limitations and does not completely meet the needs of your employees.
Security – There is limited or no device or cyber security management in place putting your business at risk in the event of a breach.