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Last but not least: each and every company is about processes. Those processes can be related to the line of business, or it can be backend processes, but regardless of that, it is one of the cornerstones of modern work. And, as such, of modern workplace.
The premise established in previous blog posts of this series was that modern workplace can play its strengths on the best way as a combination of collaboration, communication and process management, delivered on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, to be used and consumed from residential and mobile workers, anytime, anywhere. And, as we have seen, it all revolves around content. So, the first logical question would be – what is, actually, content?
Contrary to the modern workplace evangelists who are wearing a brush, and lot of pink paint, people in business are the ones who need to deal with this brave new world, its challenges, promises, difficulties and failures.
“Generation Y is all about social. At the job interviews, they don’t ask for company car anymore. They want a bicycle, a tablet, and a Facebook-style collaboration tool. We can offer them bicycles and tablets, but how can I offer them Facebook?”
The best definition of Modern Workplace I can think of is a very short one: it is a fulfilled Digital Transformation. Once the transformation has been completed, we are able to offer our employees a workplace which will truly lives to its marketing slogan: work anytime, from anywhere.
Trends in our industry, and especially in SharePoint world, go in cycles. We can all remember all too well the times when the basic principles of collaboration were reduced merely to file versioning and workflows, without any need for communication − heck, there was...