12 Feb

Trends To Watch Out For in 2019

Trends To Watch Out For in 2019

As our increasingly digital world changes how we work, businesses are constantly on the lookout for more ways to keep their operations lean; that is, to continue delivering value for their customers, while eliminating wasteful processes. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation—and their pivotal role in driving customer-centricity—this may very well be what 2019 has in store for companies looking to augment their digital strategy. But more than just ramping up their investments, businesses also need to make sure that the value of digital transformation is understood across the organisation. With that in mind, what will be the next wave of tech trends that would drive disruption in 2019? What …

18 Dec

Future of Work 2023: Digital Ready

Future of Work 2023: Digital Ready

Schools are not immune to the changing workplace, with more back office processes such as finance and records management being automated and robotic process automation inserting into mundane data entry activities. The future may mean different technologies, flexible work policies and even contracting styles but many of the early changes in technology are easy to do and may well already be in place. So how can you enhance the technology you use today and prepare for the possibilities of tomorrow. Below is the 4-step process we use when we talk to our customers about the starting point for streamlining organisations in preparation for the future workplace. Reaching digital readiness! To start on the …

13 Dec

Future of Work 2023: Future Work Process

Future of Work 2023: Future Work Process

In our series of posts on the future of work in 2023 we have discussed the future worker and future workplace. The last of the focus areas we have identified is future work processes. Changes in future work processes will have an impact on how the future worker works and on the composition of the future workplace. New business models and automation will both have an impact on how work processes are designed. But it’s not all bad news, it’s possible the robot will do the boring bits! Business model generation for the future The impact of technology (discussed in our previous post) is not limited to the way people work and their …

10 Dec

Future of Work 2023: The Future Workplace

Future of Work 2023: The Future Workplace

Our previous post on the future worker highlighted that automation and changes in work styles will have an impact on the way people work over the next five years. In this post, we will explore the impact on the workplace, considering everything from the physical environment to the types of technology that will enable the future of work. For the purpose of this post, this topic has been divided into two parts: Workspace; and Work technology   How will our workspace change? From traditional offices to co-working spaces Today workspaces are still largely considered to be offices in the traditional sense of the word. The last 10 years have seen a lot of …

7 Dec

Future of Work 2023: The Future Worker

Future of Work 2023: The Future Worker

What does the future of work in 2023 look like? To explore this question, Fuji Xerox has divided the future of work into three focus areas: the future worker, the future workplace and future work processes. We will dive deeper into each of these concepts through a series of blog posts. This post focuses on the future worker. What will the future worker do? This is the million-dollar question. There is a great deal of discussion about the Gig Economy, specialised contracts, evolving work models and artificial intelligence taking over the workplace (if not the world!). But is this picture of future workers as short-term, specialised humanoids accurate, and will it happen by …

5 Dec

Future of Work 2023: Introduction

Future of Work 2023: Introduction

What does the future of work in 2023 look like? As Fuji Xerox straddles the analogue and digital data world, the familiar and the future, we think now is an ideal time to look at what the future of work may be. To explore this question, we have divided the future of work into three focus areas; the future workforce, the future workplace and the future work processes. The future worker will most likely be self-employed and will contract to perform short-term tasks. This will create a Gig economy where temporary positions are common, allowing workers to globalise their skills. The Gig economy is already a reality for many workers, with 34% operating …

10 Oct

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

With modern technologies, there is an increasing pressure on schools to have more frequent and meaningful communications with their school community around student progress, school activities and other points of interest. A drive for convenience, personalisation and mobility mean that many schools are having to take another look at the way they communicate with their stakeholders in order to deliver effective communications. Communication the key to engagement A study by Harvard found that frequent teacher-family communication had a positive impact on student engagement*. Many state education departments have in place guidelines for parent and community engagement. For example, the Queensland Government’s communication strategies for schools states that schools should take a multichannel approach …

7 Jan

Optimising your document operations

Optimising your document operations

The document operations your business relies on can always be improved; in this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways of going about this improvement process. Benefits You Can Consider Recently, International Data Corporation (IDC)1 released a report explaining how leaders can justify the investment in digital transformation, specifically with regards to document operations. IDC noted that workflow automation and optimisation were some of the most effective ways of doing so. “The opportunity to digitise, automate, and optimise document-intensive workflows is an area that is frequently overlooked by business leaders but is one that can provide both tactical and strategic advantages for organisations,” said Holly Muscolino, a VP at …

18 Jun

Annual Wage Review could mean cost pressure for businesses

Annual Wage Review could mean cost pressure for businesses

Businesses are faced with cost pressure on a regular basis, so any increase to the national minimum wage is likely to mean cost pressure. On June 2, the Fair Work Commission awarded such an increase – granting a 2.5 per cent jump in the national minimum wage. This is an increase of $16 per week, and the weekly wage now sits at $17.29 per hour. While this will mean cost pressure for businesses, it’s also an opportunity to take a good look at internal operations and make some practical cost-cutting changes. 1) Minimise your costs New technologies mean many businesses will have the opportunity to effectively reduce costs without a large amount of effort. Smart …

About nextwork

The next generation of work opens the door to new opportunities and challenges. The workplace of tomorrow will be a transformed place where greater mobility, increased innovation, collaboration and employee flexibility will be key drivers of change. At Fuji Xerox Australia we help businesses integrate data, documents and business processes and turn tomorrow’s documents into knowledge. Nextwork explores the dawn of the ‘new working world’ and how we can successfully harness the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of tomorrow.

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