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What is workplace transformation? And why is it important?

  • Blog
  • 4 February 2022

The workplace looks very different to how it was 20 years ago, and it will continue to evolve. Technology is always changing, employees’ priorities have changed and the amount we are spending in physical offices has reduced. However, workplace transformation can create endless opportunities to attract the best talent, retain existing employees and improve business performance.

Understand what you are trying to achieve
Whilst it sounds like a buzz word, workplace transformation is very real and it is vital businesses understand, adopt and embrace it.

To make a workplace transformation effective, it is important to understand what the key objectives are. They could include anything from developing a better team culture, digitalisation to overall job satisfaction.

Digital transformation in the workplace

In today’s world, we are always connected and employees are expecting the same within their workplace. The digital experience should be seamless and interactive and should enable digital enhancements to increase productivity and to make life easier for employees. But there is also the possibility of digital overload especially for home working where a great deal of an employee’s time can be spent on video calls, so creating digital downtime is essential.

Company culture
Creating the right company culture is important to get the most out of your existing employees as well as attracting future talent. In today’s world, many employees are not tied to a specific workplace and enjoy the perks of working from home. However, other members of staff enjoy the social side of being in an office. A company that adapts an approach that engages both home and office staff will reap the benefits.

Collaboration between departments
Departments are inclined to focus on their specific objectives and often forget to communicate with other departments. Collaboration from boardroom level to operational staff is critical – only by working together can processes can be improved, obstacles can be addressed, and solutions can be found together improving everyone’s sense of well-being.

Skills and training
With employees having the upper hand in the current climate, new recruits are hard to come by. Employers need to work hard to gain and retain staff. Transforming the workplace by offering a career with continuous learning and training will benefit both employers and employees with improved skills and engaged staff.

Learn how to use reskilling as a talent retention strategy here

Workplace transformation is an on-going process that takes time and research, and it may well need to be adapted over time, but if done correctly organisations can thrive and increase productivity, profit and employee wellness.

If you are looking for assistance with your workplace transformation, get in touch with Career Star Group today.

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