July 6, 2023
2 min read
While the development and adoption of new digital technologies have long transformed the ways in which we work and communicate in the 21st century, the past few years have brought new challenges and changes that have fundamentally altered the modern workplace, including how we share information or collaborate with coworkers.
Challenges of the Modern Workplace
Although some companies have asked employees to return to the physical office now that COVID restrictions and levels are dropping, many others have maintained existing or established new remote or hybrid work structures. This workplace shift comes with both advantage and disadvantages.
On the upside, employees have greater flexibility in when, where, and how they work, which can lead to better productivity, satisfaction, and retention. However, on the downside, employees can be less productive or engaged if not provided with the work environment they need to thrive — e.g., they face many distractions in their remote work location, they are not given the opportunities to learn and grow that in-person employees are given, or they do not have a tech ecosystem that supports collaboration and communication across remote, hybrid, and in-office workforces.
The latter is a key issue that many companies with employees working remotely (whether full-time or part-time) are looking to resolve. One challenge with the shift away from in-office work is that it can put remote workers at odds with office workers. For example, remote workers may have a worse meeting experience due to audio-visual problems, which can leave them feeling as if they are not fully included during meeting and lead to disengagement and, eventually, attrition.
The Power of Connectivity and Collaborative Technology
Fortunately, new digital technology solutions are making collaboration in the workplace easier than ever before. They allow users to share their ideas flexibly and easily, regardless of work location. Creating such a collaborative and connected workspace can:
- Increase employee efficiency and productivity
- Spur interemployee innovation
- Bolster work relationships
- Enhance meeting equity
However, to support communication and collaboration across your workforce, you must bring the right tools to the table. When choosing this technology, IT and business leaders must carefully examine their current systems and workflows and align with their business goals. Leveraging a strategic technology partner can help ensure high-quality collaboration experiences that improve organizational workflows and operations.
Check out the infographic below to explore how technologies like Panasonic Connect’s PressIT wireless presentation system and Lecture Capture and Audio Tracking software help to enhance collaboration and connectivity in the workplace.
To learn more about how Panasonic Connect’s AV solutions can enhance your in-person and hybrid workplace, visit our website.