1 May

Business Essentials 101 – Flexible Working

Business Essentials 101 – Flexible Working

Times and technology are rapidly changing. With the adoption of new mobile, collaborative technologies and flexible delivery through cloud applications, organisations wanting to meet their business objectives need to stay in tune with the changing landscape. As workplaces become more flexible and communications more mobile, the concept of office is becoming more abstract. Limited connectivity and delayed response times are concerns of the past. It’s hard to compete with the simplicity of searching for a document name on your computer and seeing it within seconds.   Workplace flexibility is more than a “perk”   It’s a strategic approach that empowers employee to do their jobs more efficiently from anywhere without feeling “out of …

28 Mar

Meet the face of your digital workforce

Meet the face of your digital workforce

Gone are traditional offices occupied by employees during regular work hours. Digital workspaces powered by technologies are contributing to a digital workforce, leading to increased productivity, cost savings and more mobile and agile workers. But what defines a digital workforce? A digital workforce leverages the capabilities of technologies to perform their duties any time and anywhere. From virtual and global collaboration to adopting a disperse team and even the reengineering of monotonous work using cognitive technologies, the digitisation of the workforce is redefining ways of working. Furthermore, this integration enhances collaboration and knowledge sharing, which helps improve productivity by connecting expertise with work. It also empowers workers to have better control of how …

22 Mar

Top 3 considerations in supporting a mobile workforce

Top 3 considerations in supporting a mobile workforce

Gear up for your mobile workforce   With the growing number of workers depending on mobile devices to get their jobs done, it’s difficult to fathom that smartphones and tablet computers didn’t exist a decade ago. Indeed, more companies today are realising the productivity gains that enterprise mobility can bring. Besides enabling workers to be more productive while on the move, mobile devices also help to enhance customer service and promote self-service in sectors facing labour shortages. Plus, with a new generation of tech-savvy, millennial employees entering the workforce, there is also a growing expectation for employers to provide workers with applications and mobile devices in most aspects of business. What does this …

16 Mar

Protecting your mobile workforce from cyber attacks

Protecting your mobile workforce from cyber attacks

Mobile devices are empowering employees to be more productive than ever before. However, they also expose organisations to cyber attacks by putting massive amounts of company data at risk. Instances such as accessing unsecure Wi-Fi networks with personal devices, ignoring mobile security updates and using unapproved apps and devices open up new opportunities for cyber attacks. Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach report revealed that when it comes to the biggest threats to endpoint security, IT and IT security practitioners point to mobile-related threats. The most frequently cited threat? “Negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies”. It is thus imperative to devise a cyber security strategy to guard against …

15 Mar

How to develop a workflow assessment plan

How to develop a workflow assessment plan

Three steps to digitising document workflows   Digitising document workflows is a key facet of any digital transformation strategy. Besides helping employees become more productive by reducing menial tasks, it also speeds up decision making by unlocking the data that would otherwise be tightly-coupled in paper documents. While the benefits of digitising workflows are clear, how can organisations go about it, especially if existing business processes may not even be documented in the first place? The answer starts with a workflow assessment plan, which should cover three main phases: mapping processes, identifying bottlenecks and optimising workflows.   Mapping processes   This may be time-consuming and tedious, but it’s a critical step in any workflow assessment …

7 Dec

Trends in Workplace Flexibility

Trends in Workplace Flexibility

The adoption of flexible workspaces is the cultural core of some of today’s most influential and thriving companies. Technological advances have made it possible for many to work from home or even while travelling, as a flexible working environment fosters innovative employees that value collaboration. Flexible Working enables both the employee and the business’ needs to be met through agility and adjustments to things like time, location, and manner both choose to work. This is mutually beneficial to both the employer and employee and result in outcomes that reap success. However, based on Microsoft’s 2015 study on Asia Pacific SMBs, only 31% of mobile employees work on an environment with formal work policies …

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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