The importance of software and management tools when working in a coworking space
Monday 01 may 2023
The health crisis of 2020 has significantly changed our relationship to work. This event has indeed accelerated the digitalization of companies to the point of creating a sense of digital emergency. A phenomenon that has affected all companies, in all sectors, even those known as "digital natives". Companies have had to develop and adopt new technologies and tools to enable remote working and allow their employees to work from home or from a flexible workspace. These digital transformations have had a strong impact on both the performance of companies and the satisfaction of their employees. If habits are already established, the time has come to develop adapted and efficient software to facilitate project management and employee collaboration.
Do technologies really make workers' lives easier?
The battle between human intelligence and artificial intelligence is not new ! And yet the past has shown that the two are not opposites but complementary. Whether it is computers, cell phones, green electricity, medicine, etc., concrete examples in all fields show that technology can have a positive impact on the environment;Today, concrete examples in all fields show that technology can have real advantages for its users, if it is managed and controlled by the human being. We would no longer imagine our daily lives today without electricity, gas or smartphones.
At the corporate level, the révolution is similar ! If the company has gone through several phases of technological and digital advancements and participation throughout its history, the most recent one is related to the rapid and voluntary acceleration of its business network, regardless of where the business is conducted.
In the age of the rise of the téléwork and coworking and flexible work spaces, working people are now aware of Teams, the use of connected software, and it is clear that this situation suits most people since the workplace is now a prerequisite for many candidates.
Are all employees on the same footing?
Let's say it outright: No ! If technology invites itself today in the daily life of all, the typology of tools and software made available varies, as well as the accompaniment in the handling of these tools.
Companies that did not, for the most part, anticipate this technological evolution find themselves today in a so-called reactionary support in response to an almost immediate need. In fact, the tools are multiplying exponentially until they lose interest and understanding. In an Anglo-Saxon study conducted by the Savanta firm among 4,000 employees (Demystifying complexity in the modern workforce), we learn that 87% of employees admit to struggling to keep up with the pace of technological change, and 42% feel their jobs are becoming more complex due to application and information overload caused by digital transformation.
Of course, it is important to target the needs of its users before any development, and to accompany them in the proper learning of these tools on a daily basis.
If we take the cases of flexible office spaces, a darling of businesses and workers alike, it's crucial to check the solutions deployed within them upfront, and to carefully consider the complementary solutions involved to ensure the security of your data as well as exchange and share informationamong the various members of your organization.
À note, however, and this is a positive point for these flexible workspaces, that in most a « Digital Angel » is available to help members get the hang of the tools and inform them of the latest developments.Back to the articles