What Is The Modern Workplace?

What Makes A Business A Modern Workplace?

Have you heard people talking about the “modern workplace” recently but aren’t sure what they mean?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The fact is that it can actually have more than one meaning, and so it’s important to clarify what exactly we’re talking about.

Check out our latest video to learn more:

What Does “Modern Workplace” Mean?

To some, the “modern workplace” may refer to the culture popularized by Google over the past decade. This is an unconventional “campus”-style approach to the workplace, complete with areas for napping, ping pong tables, flexible co-work spaces, and a decked-out kitchen. Many Silicon Valley companies have adopted this style of workplace, which encourages employees not just to work there, but to live there as well.

However, there’s another meaning to “modern workplace” which refers to the virtual, cloud-based workplace that many businesses are choosing over conventional IT systems. Microsoft 365, G Suite, and other online work platforms that provide all the applications, storage, and communication solutions a team needs to get their work done from wherever they have an Internet connection.

These types of cloud-based platforms offer teams the ability to:

  • Stay In Touch: Communication solutions allow you to communicate at the moment and keep everyone in the know. Stay connected with chat, calls, and meetings within your team and in private or small group conversations.
  • Work Together: Collaboration features allow you to share your files, apps, or desktop in online meetings and review the important moments later with transcriptions of recorded content.

In a nutshell, the modern workplace is where you and your staff can meet, communicate, and work in a shared virtual space instead of a conventional office. If you haven’t started using a modern workplace solution yet and want to know more, get in touch with the Micro Visions team to get started.
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