Office 365 and Employee Productivity
While it’s easy to imagine a workforce that operates in a grand swirl of collaboration, innovation, and flexibility, we can’t talk about employee productivity without appreciating the impact of Microsoft Office 365. As a very basic set of office tools, Microsoft Office set the standard for office productivity. Since updating the software to the now cloud-based, super collaborative Office 365, it has changed everything about the way we work. From increased access and collaboration, to data security and supporting excellence in customer service, it continues its long-distance run as the most elastic productivity suite of our generation.
Gone are the days of employees shuttling back and forth to transfer files on USBs. Team members don’t even have to be chained to their desks to be productive either. The versatility of Office 365 has enabled a new level of innovation and data accessibility, empowering a workforce at its most productive. However, there are quite a few things to consider when attempting this shift to Office 365.
Taking a closer look at government structures, for example, we can see how these tools enhance employee productivity, enabling them to better and more efficiently serve the public at large. Here are five company essentials to consider, when updating to Office 365 to boost employee productivity:
A lot of business owners think implementing cloud-enabled systems like Microsoft Office 365 will suddenly result in everything becoming brighter, faster, easier. In fact, shifting to a more digitally-collaborative culture is predicated on the adoption and ease of use of these cloud-based applications. It’s one thing to introduce new technologies. It’s another thing entirely to redefine an entire company culture that has long relied on the processes of yore. Luckily, Office 365 isn’t so far removed from its predecessor in terms of effortlessness, but managers should pay attention to how actively employees are engaging with this new, optimized culture – especially as this cultural shift will be the bellwether for your company’s digital transformation and will keep employees inspired to perform. Government employees in the Caribbean are only now starting to appreciate the shift to providing digital services. The longstanding culture of requiring everything in ‘hardcopy’ seemed somewhat unshakeable, but with Office 365’s ease of use, could see this cultural shift happening a bit faster.
There’s typically a train of identifiers for businesses that are operating in a stagnant pool: tradition, late adoption, and a general lack of knowledge. For so many companies wanting to optimize operations and reach new markets, crossing the chasm between convention and participating at a higher economic level usually means adopting new technology to encourage growth. Where this technology was once too complicated, ease of access nowadays has never been easier. Office 365 can significantly affect how accessible a company’s core business tools can be and, used effectively, can increase access to global markets. We’ve seen a ton of progress within different governments’ inland revenue database systems, and how digital access has improved the quality of taxation services for businesses and individuals alike.