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Transforming the workplace with innovation

Mark Micallef, Area Vice President, ASEAN, Citrix | March 29, 2016
Mark Micallef of Citrix outlines how businesses can embrace workplace transformation by moving away from traditional beliefs about work being a place, and instead realise that work can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.

Embrace distribution, not centralization

For many organizations, an employee's location is a huge factor in the hiring decision, which potentially creates instances where eventual hires are not their preferred ones. However, with 61 percent of employees working outside the office at least part of the time4, organizations should begin to embrace a work anywhere environment. By allowing employees to work remotely, businesses will be able to hire candidates who best fit their criteria, rather than be limited talented within certain locations.

Support collaboration, not hierarchy

Offices should be transformed to spaces that best support business outcomes. They should facilitate collaboration and team meetings, with walls and partitions - both literally and figuratively - taken down. As technology continues to evolve, and problems get more complicated, cooperation and being more receptive to ideas from both internal and external stakeholders become more important. By enabling different business units to collaborate and shape experiences and outcomes, employees will be able to brainstorm and effect change together in ways never before possible.

Today, mobility is more than the device - it is about the fluidity of business processes, data and apps that ultimately increases flexibility and agility in a competitive marketplace. At a time when businesses need to turn disruptive change into an advantage, is your company ready to welcome a digital workspace transformation for greater success?


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