Technology continues to be a game changer. Mobile laptops, tablets and phones allow us to work from anywhere and move fluidly throughout the day. Larger, more fixed collaboration devices in offices allow us to visualize an array of information at once and work with others, even if they’re working remotely. In this interconnected world, we need to manage how our information and ideas can move with us seamlessly, regardless of the device we are using.
Information Technology (IT) professionals help today’s workers easily consume technologies by supporting different technologies and a wide range of devices. They manage the infrastructure that must work together in today’s connected workplaces. Today’s IT teams are also driving business growth.
As digital trends continue to replace traditional business models, and leaders focus on accelerating the digital transformation of their organizations, successful organizations are rethinking the role of their IT team. They are fostering new set of skills and behaviors to build a degree of agility, creativity and responsiveness to meet today’s complex business needs. This shift means organizations can focus on gathering critical data on productivity and effectiveness of an organization and their physical space. The need to understand how work spaces actually perform is critical to be able to adapt them to constantly evolving collaboration needs and technologies. Through smart and connected solutions, forward-thinking organizations can derive unique, actionable insights from their data to better serve their customers, improve their business operations, and drive their business model to new levels.
Today’s IT professionals are analyzing patterns with data, extracting insights, communicating, pitching, and planning future projects to create meaningful environments that connect people, place and technology. By being involved in the upfront design thinking to solve problems and achieve goals, IT professionals are teaching others how to solve customer-facing problems and transforming organizations using technology solutions and approaches like Agile Software Development.
To support agile principles, an effective workplace needs to provide a variety of spaces. From focused, heads down work at a workstation, to two-person collaboration in a huddle room, to small group work sessions in a meeting space, today’s workplace needs to give teams control over their space, so they have flexibility how to work based on the problems they are trying to solve.
We understand the changing nature of work and the melding of culture, human resources, facilities and technology that needs to take place to support the agile process. That is why our focus is to understand how our clients work, how they are using technology, and then helping them integrate the right collaboration technology solutions into their space.