Four tips for an optimal employee experience

Satisfied employees are a valuable asset. A pleasant work environment can help ensure their job satisfaction. Digital workspaces are all about simplicity and convenience, with a distinct focus on the user experience. Find out how with our four useful tips.

1. 24/7 access

The endless search and access to relevant data, applications, internal and external communications is a thing of the past when these are made available in a central location. A workspace portal is accessible anywhere and anytime, whether you want to work from home, in the office, or on the go.

2. Single-sign-on

Software-as-a-Service is becoming increasingly popular. Most start-ups have a SaaS-first strategy. We are also seeing more and more established companies shifting their applications to the cloud. Nevertheless, many companies are still using legacy applications – older software packages – that still run as needed and cannot be replaced. So even if these applications are not running in the cloud, they must be accessible to employees. Employees don’t care where the applications are located; they just want to continue to do their job. They preferably only want to log in once a day in order to access all relevant applications and data. This can be data that is stored internally, externally, from the cloud, or on-site. Thanks to single sign-on, this is no longer an issue.

3. Flexible workspaces

While many companies have fixed workspaces, this isn’t the case for all organizations. Take the health care sector, for example: nurses and doctors don’t walk around with personal laptops under their arms. Instead, they use shared workspaces where they can quickly check on a patient or update a chart. For this situation, it’s important to strike the right balance between convenience and data-security.

4. Attention to adoption

Technology is developing at lightning speed, with new functionalities being introduced in rapid succession. This is great from a technological and innovation perspective, but can be confusing for employees. Health care workers, for example, know everything there is to know about taking care of patients, but not a lot about IT. This means new features should be introduced in the correct way, while making sure employees understand the added value and benefits, so they will not want to use anything else. To do so, you have to focus on adoption. The right approach differs greatly depending on the organization and the employees. Some prefer a step-by-step training programme, either physical or online, while others prefer one-on-one support or an online manual.

Want to learn more?

The main goal of any digital workspace is to create an environment that meets the needs of all employees. If you would like to know more about what we can do for you, or if you want more information about digital workspace subscriptions, feel free to contact us. We will gladly discus the possibilities with you.

By Christiaan de Vin, Business development manager