Staying relevant in a competitive marketplace requires modern workplace to be constantly evolving, and to be successful they need to be at the forefront of productivity and technology capabilities. While these changes are essential to the success of an organization’s initiative, they are not always welcomed by everyone.
Microsoft works with organizations to implement successful adoption programs with new ways of working that have changed the way people collaborate, communicate, and find information and people in their organizations. They shared more information and helped each other succeed. Each employee feels empowered and empowered to take risks and fail quickly while building their team’s work, making the most of the variety of knowledge available; there was no IT / Business “us and them” as both areas focused on helping the organization achieve short-term tactical goals while developing the ability to achieve its long-term strategic priorities. The productivity program focuses on creating an environment where people want to work, learn, grow and commit to the organization for the long term. They see their peers not just as people to work with, but as a tight-knit community of people with a common purpose and mission who stay together through the good times and the bad of the organization.
“What? Another change?” “Great! IT department introduces new technologies”, “Here’s another version of Microsoft Office”, “I have no idea what all these programs and functions don’t do, it’s too complicated” are some of the feelings we feel throughout the organization. In some organizations, change is seen as an obligation rather than a useful thing. Although the organizational landscape is more competitive than ever, people in many offices still don’t openly share information (even if they bombard each other with email), even if the organization has ambitious business goals. The lack of a collaborative culture not only creates a risk of excessive internal competition and stifles innovation (which reduces customer satisfaction and decreases market share), but also gives competitors the opportunity to win over the organization’s customers. Even after receiving feedback, when organizational leaders consult with their IT departments, the typical response is, “We have no idea why employees are complaining. We’ve made all these great improvements, but employees never use or appreciate them. We have already sent e-mails and conducted training to which employees were invited. The proposed changes never take place and the problems persist.