Digital workplace improves flexibility and agility
To meet these objectives, several projects have been initiated that aim to make the organization more versatile, innovative and efficient. One of these is called “New Work”. In the “Future Workplace” subproject, the team led by Robert Wähnke is working on redesigning the IT workstations of some 3,300 administrative, field sales and production control staff. At the heart of each of these digital workplaces are cloud-based applications and services provided by Microsoft 365 that support digitally networked operations across various sites, both at the office and from any other location.
DMK is expecting Microsoft 365 to deliver greater business agility and efficiency. However, Change and Adoption Manager Florian Schomaker is also well aware that technology alone is no guarantee of success. “After all, the project isn’t called ‘New Technology’ – it’s called ‘New Work’. This involves a large number of complex changes, because the digital workplace requires new ways of thinking and working. That naturally causes some uneasiness to start with, because people tend to react hesitantly or skeptically to change. It’s therefore all the more important to show our employees and management staff in advance what kind of benefits the new ways of working offer them personally and what will become easier for them as a result,“ he explains.