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How the new workforce is driving the future of work | Fuze Guest Blog
Wednesday 10 May 2017
A growing diversity of views and expectations across the workforce is changing the way we all work. We’re demanding consumer-like experiences in the workplace, with greater flexibility on where and how we work. A new generation of tech-savvy employees (the App Generation) that has never known a world without a smartphone is also poised to enter the workplace, demanding to work as they want, when they want, using the technologies of their choice.
But the future of work is creating an increasingly complex environment for IT leaders. They must balance the demands of younger generations with those of more experienced workers and navigate the obstacles of operational responsibilities, shrinking budgets, and growing customer expectations.
As sponsor of The Future of Work Theatre and part of the two-day content programme, Fuze will reveal the latest research on how people, technology and processes are changing and defining the workplace of the future, today. In fact, 74% of IT leaders believe that younger employees help drive innovation. If you are interested in reading the full study, you can download Breaking Barriers 2020: How CIOs are Shaping the Future of Work here.
The research study, Breaking Barriers 2020, reveals that the top productivity threat facing IT leaders comes in the form of application sprawl: workers navigating between tools and devices to share, connect, and communicate. The average number of tools provided by IT departments is four – four video conferencing apps, four calling apps, and four messaging apps. Talk about application overload! But while 67 percent of IT leaders are actively looking to simplify application sprawl to make it easier for all generations to come together, the same leaders signaled a common concern: existing communication systems are too complex and difficult to manage.
We’re speaking during a few sessions throughout UCExpo as well. Here is an overview:
Workforce of the Future: Bringing Four Generations Together with UC – 17 May at 11:00
Future of Work – 17 May at 12:20
- Workplace of the Future: Redefining the Office – 18 May at 11:00
Learn more about Fuze’s presence at UCExpo in London and be sure to visit our stand #E120.