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Welcome to Working Environment 4.0

Working environment 4.0

January 2, 2019

The new working environment is increasingly defined by networking between employees inside and outside their own company. Employee mobility changes work behavior, imposing new requirements on companies and employees. Our technology services department has dedicated itself to this topic. The team deals with coming changes in the working environment and explains how Sycor can support companies on the way to the workplace of the future. 

The workplace of the future is a hot topic right now. What exactly does it mean?

Today's situation looks like this: Duplicate work, non-transparent workflows, complicated systems – the challenges of everyday work in today's business environment are just as numerous as the requirements for the digital workplace. From process optimization and efficiency to user friendliness and employee motivation, different company departments have highly diverging perspectives of everyday cooperation, great expectations and on occasion also excellent ideas. But the right methods and suitable tools that would be required to implement these ideas as tangible solutions for the benefit of companies and employees are often lacking.

With Microsoft SharePoint, we hand companies and employees a system that lets them manage all programs centrally. Sycor is the remote control programmer, assigning 
role-based functions to the individual employees. There is no need for the employee to know why they have to use this system or that one. This reduces costs, and users have much more time for creativity and innovation.

Can the workplace of the future be explained with the keywords collaboration and mobility, or does that fall short?

One would have to add communication as a keyword. Here every customer has different needs. For some the shoe pinches in regards to communication while mobility is important for another company. The focus is on a different aspect depending on the company. But in general, these three topics are the key points for the workplace 
of the future or working environment 4.0. 

The Microsoft SharePoint solution as the basis for the workplace of the future has been around for some time now. What is new?

We mainly associate knowledge with the workplace of the future. Where is the knowledge and how can I access it? The knowledge factor is becoming more and more 
important, it is decisive for the future. We support slim IT and deceleration of the working environment. We implement simpler processes and provide employees with greater freedom and leeway for creativity. For us the Microsoft SharePoint solution does not take center stage. Really it is about making work easier and having 
ready access to distributed information. This approach is quite unique.

To what extent is rethinking required in companies and in IT in order to meet future 

Rethinking in IT is very important. The significance of IT or the IT department keeps decreasing. Services on the other hand keep getting more important. This is because the needs of the specialist departments are coming to the foreground and have to be met. What IT solution exactly is behind that is really secondary. Solving the problem, taking away the pain, that is what counts. Increasingly requirements are also going to come from the specialist departments, from HR to Business Administration 
to Marketing. 

Large corporate groups are already investing in the workplace of the future, but are SMEs ready for this topic too? Is this issue of interest for all companies and sectors?

Really there are no companies that can afford not responding to this, not moving towards the workplace of the future. Employees are confronted with the same problems 
and pain in every company and every sector. This is why the need for the working environment 4.0 and the Microsoft strategy is also given in every company. The evolution cycle of devices like the computer, telephone and so on will ultimately force and speed up rethinking.

Do you have further questions?

You are interested in this topic and would like to get further information? Please get in touch with us. 

Carsten Werner

Director of Sales
Technologie Services 
+49 551 490 28 12

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