Top 6 features of an employee digital workplace

“It shouldn’t be this hard.” How many times have you said that?

Your intranet shriveled up and died on the vine because it was hard to use and boring. Your employees use 15 different third-party systems just to complete the everyday basics. And you have huge holes in efficiency, productivity, and talent retention.

With apologies to the Talking Heads

You may find yourself working with an early 2000s tech stack.
And you may find yourself without project management tools.
And you may find yourself unable to communicate.
You may ask yourself, “My God! Where is my content?”

And you may ask yourself, “Where is that collaboration they promised?”
And you may tell yourself, “This is not my digital workplace!”
And you may tell yourself, “This is not the job I dreamed of!”
And you may ask yourself, “Seriously, why do we work like this?”

So how do you break the never-ending cycle of mediocrity and really build an employee digital workplace that achieves key human resources, business, and IT goals – engaged employees, streamlined collaboration, and lessen the burden on tech experts for everyday tasks?

Any effective digital workplace needs to be built on an employee experience platform (EXP) that has these six crucial features:

  1. Integration layer

An open-API framework that connects to leading systems and third-party apps like Concur, ServiceNow, Workday, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Kronos, and others, including custom back-end systems.

  1. Collaboration engine

Connect all components of a project together – tasks, milestones, conversations, documents, and more – so users can work together in one place to get work done more efficiently.

  1. Modern intranet

Deliver the right personalized experience so each employee can find and interact with the people, content, documents, and tools critical to your enterprise’s success.

  1. Communication platform

Empower your business with real-time, two-way, and meaningful communication in more than 210 languages.

  1. Content management system

An agnostic CMS that lets you grow and expand your site without developer assistance. Create content once and deliver to different audiences in an infinite number of ways.

  1. Enterprise-native mobility

Centrally manage and deploy private, customized, and branded mobile apps for your employees on any device. A seamless, mobile-first framework so content publishers can create content, manage pages, and send notifications from anywhere.

If you put these six features together, you can create what we at Akumina call a “single-pane-of-glass” digital experience – everything you need in one place to work smarter, not harder to get stuff done.

To learn more about how to really build a personalized digital workplace for every employee, check out this page.

Because no digital experience should ever be “same as it ever was … same as it ever was … same as it ever was …” especially at work.

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