2014: A Tipping Point for the Enterprise Workspace
With 2014 looming in the near distance, small businesses and enterprises alike are pausing to reflect on the trends of the last year and beginning to make predictions about this next. Technology-centric solutions are becoming cheaper and increasingly efficient, which is leaving lumbering bureaucratic enterprises behind times with organizational inefficiencies. We may not yet have hover-boards like those in Back to the Future, or Instant Food Replicators from Star Trek, but advances in the digital workplace have drastically changed the way we collaborate and create. The future is now, and the decisions enterprises make on how to manage change will be a direct determinate of their cohesiveness in the digital workplace.
The Tipping Point – A Case Study in Enterprise Management
A tipping point is defined as “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire,” states Malcom Gladwell in his bestseller, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Gladwell explores the idea that large change is typically a product of small intermittent changes that support a moment of critical mass, resulting in a large shift in the way a society behaves. An enterprise is easily compared to a society, which can be defined as, “a voluntary association of individuals for common ends,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The year 2014 is projected to be a crossroads for innovation and technology-centric organizing, and in turn will force enterprises to increase information efficiency to stay competitive with their smaller more agile counterparts.
How does a large organization set precedent for technological efficiency? Especially considering organizations are aging with baby boomers putting off retirement? “If you want to bring a fundamental change in people’s belief and behavior…you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured (Malcom Gladwell).” Human behavior is strongly influenced by its atmosphere, and needs to be fostered by being conductive to creation, change, and collaboration. We have already set precedent to informational efficiency with the acceptance of efficient hardware and by training the younger generations to constantly incorporate new technology into their lives. These factors, coupled with the pressure of an increasingly global economy, have shaped a strong case for increased virtual proximity within large organizations.
No longer is it acceptable for large enterprises to organize contracts on shared drives, create policy through email chains, or allow all end users to see sensitive information. Our economy is becoming increasingly regulated, which in itself creates new rules and inefficiencies. Change is also accelerating; we now have access to more information than ever, and the days of leisure response and adjustment are over. The organizational technology epidemic is here, and only those organizations that can initiate meaningful changes to the way they organize their internal information will be here to stay.
Tipping Into Efficiency – A Case for ConvergePoint Solutions
A simplified process for internal collaboration will be necessary to tip into peak efficiency for large enterprises. Real change is the direct result of concentrating on the right people, giving them the right tools, and most importantly believing that change is possible. With the slightest push, in just the right place, dramatic change can occur. Enterprises can be efficient. ConvergePoint offers SharePoint solutions that aim to increase the efficiency of your organization through streamlined processes and repositories. Our Policies and Procedures Management Software utilizes a rules base approach to policy creation and distribution that centralizes the processes.
Not only are executives charged with creating positive change within organizations, they are charged with making sure the current situation does not deteriorate. With ConvergePoint’s Contract Management Software, eliminate the chaos of contract renewals and streamline the process between all parties involved.
Take a moment to see how other companies are using ConvergePoint’s Software Solutions to ensure efficiency by calling a SharePoint Consultant at (888) 484 –8048 or request a demo online here. Think outside the box, act boldly, and initiate the change – ConvergePoint is here to help.
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