Undoubtedly 2022 has seen the digital workplace continue to evolve and grow even beyond its dramatic increase in use over the two previous years. Having facilitated a large percentage of remote working during the pandemic, the modern virtual office is free of geographical restrictions and powers the hybrid working trend across many different sectors. Broader considerations, such as the global climate emergency, the cost-of-living crisis, and the continuing war in Ukraine will continue to shape the digital workplace in 2023. As organisations and businesses look to stay cost-effective and competitive, whilst addressing changing employees’ expectations and needs along with ongoing skills shortages, the reliance on digital workplace technology to ensure employee productivity, satisfaction, talent retention and attraction, will continue.
As businesses and organisations of every type look to ‘do more with less’, the Digital Workplace will become even more important in 2023 and beyond. Pressures to increase sustainability, whilst supporting hybrid working and engendering workplace flexibility, will mean greater pressures on the IT provision and increased use of automation. Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio is designed to address all these needs from a single expert supplier, enabling organisations to concentrate on their core activities with full peace of mind.
Head of International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
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