January 24, 2022

What is a digital workplace and how is it different?

Technology has changed the way we work. The workplace is no longer a physical location that we need to go to. Instead, companies now operate through digital workplace platforms which can be accessed from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection.


Over the last several years, the way we work has changed. The workplace is no longer a physical location we go to. Instead, companies operate through digital solutions that can be accessed from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection.

The PurposeWorks digital workplace is a single access point for employees to access the digital tools they need to get work done. Today, it’s easy to assume that your company has a digital workplace just because you have some components to it. In reality, if you just have some combination of zoom, slack, asana (& the list goes on) then you are overpaying and more actually archaic than you’d like to believe. But to truly have a seamless work experience, you need to implement a digital workplace in its full form. 

So what is a digital workplace?

What is a digital workplace? 

A digital workplace is a cloud based platform that lets businesses centralize the work of their employees. This includes all the applications, data, tools and collaboration features employees need to perform their work that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime on any device. 

A digital workplace gives employees the ability to handle their everyday work including collaboration, project management, and process management. As a virtual representation for physical offices, a digital workplace brings employees together through the tools they need to get work done through one single platform - whether you’re working from different cities or from the same office space, collaboration is seamless. 

At the end of the day, it’s about centralizing people, information and processes that you need to execute work so you can; 

Collaborate with teammates

Manage projects with full visibility

Automate repetitive tasks

Integrate third-party applications

Auto-generate reports 

What are some ways a digital workplace improves the way you work? 

No Switching between Apps

Everyday, employees are bouncing between apps to manage their work. On average, organizations use 16 SaaS apps [1] and this number is increasing quarterly. But too many tools can be confusing and overwhelming. In fact, most employees waste up to 1 [2] hour per day joggling between applications. 

A digital workspace offers a centralized platform to access all the applications, data, and projects in one place saving time and improving your work experience. 

More visibility

A digital workplace platform creates a more transparent working environment where all teams can track the status of their projects, ultimately leading to less emails and meetings. Team leaders can list out all the tasks that need to be done, assign them, specify deadlines, and make sure everyone is in sync. 

With more visibility and control, employees feel more accountable and responsible. Moreover, it saves time so employees can focus on their work. 

Better Collaboration

Once upon a time, proximity to colleagues led to serendipitous collaboration. But now organizations have employees all over their towns, cities, states, and even between countries. There is a need for better collaboration while ensuring employees aren’t wasting time in unproductive meetings. 

A digital workplace can improve collaboration by making it easier for employees to communicate. 

Support for remote workers

No matter how long it takes to fight off this pandemic, it is clear that remote work is here to stay. Through the implementation of a digital workplace, you can make sure your employees are able to work with maximum productivity and connectivity to your organization and mission, whether at home, the office, or working remotely.

As we all know, a company is only as good as its employees – not the tools you implement. A digital workplace allows a bottom-up approach to enterprise software. When employees can centralize their work, they are able to perform better and faster, improving the overall employee experience of the company.

A new era of collaboration.

Digital workplaces give organizations the power to stay aligned even during the most uncertain times. No matter what's going on, keeping everyone and everything connected is essential to achieving your work and accelerating your mission.

PurposeWorks is a digital workplace platform that helps organizations steamline projects, processes, cases and collaboration. From event planning to marketing campaigns, PurposeWorks lets you handle everything through a single platform. 

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