Digital Work Hubs: The New Online Workspace
What is a Digital Work Hub?
In a different time, work was considered heading to one office, where all of your colleagues also worked from. However, times have changed and with a remote workforce that’s on the uptick, teams are considered way more than simply those one shares an office with. Teams not only include colleagues in different parts of the country and world, they also encompass partners, vendors, consultants, boards of directors, customers and more.
The new online workspace has taken the form of a digital work hub, platforms built to keep communication, collaboration and connectivity at its best, regardless of physical location.
Everything in One Place
An all-in-one digital work hub is an online workspace that includes the tools a team needs to collaborate successfully. This is a scalable approach that simplifies connecting with internal and external team members in a streamlined, easily documented way. These all-in-one solutions often include things like live document collaboration, tasking, business messaging, video conferencing, file storage/sharing and more. This scope of tools make it easy to skip app overload, ensure that app being used is IT approved across the organization, and to provide a documented history of interactions and updates.
Digital work hubs are becoming a necessity for dispersed team, but the good news? These platforms can also make collaboration easier for local team members and their coworkers. Not only is it a great way to share information and data with others, it can be a great tool for receiving immediate feedback, connected with customers and receiving insights/results. Yes, this can help to boost productivity and efficiency, but more than that, it can help teams to reach their biggest goals and desired outcomes faster than ever before.
Digital work hubs provide a scope of tools for tracking the evolution of specific tasks, topics and projects, from the very beginning to completion. You can view updates, document revisions, files, discussion history, and more, all in one place. Even better, there’s no need to dig through an inbox of thousands of emails or a myriad of communication apps to find an exact conversation, file or document. With everything housed in one place, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, when you’re looking for it.
The workplace has evolved over time and the term “team” has taken on a broader, more inclusive meaning. From a physical location to an online workplace, we’ve changed how we get our jobs done. And with the advent of digital work hubs, efficiency and effectiveness in the office will continue to improve more and more.