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Connected Workplace Infographics

This Visual Shows Benefit of Using Social Technology in Business

— October 31, 2014 — Business
The connected workplace is the future. By implementing social technology and processes, people are able to share information, communicate and be overall more flexible when it comes to performing their daily duties. In regards to the latter, a connected workplace allows for telecommuting, which would also save companies a ton of money in terms of equipment, rent and more.

In addition to these points, a connected workplace improves collaboration, work-of-mouth marketing and productivity in ways that some will find surprising. For instance, the infographic detailing the benefits of a connected workplace ends by stating that "implementing social technologies to improve productivity could creates $1.7 - $2.2 trillion in value." Those are some very impressive figures, to say the least.
Trend Themes
1. Connected Workplace - Social technologies are transforming the way organizations work and collaborate, creating new opportunities for productivity gains and cost savings.
2. Telecommuting - The rise of telecommuting enabled by connected workplaces is transforming the traditional office setup and offers significant cost savings to companies.
3. Productivity Improvements - The integration of social technologies in the workplace can bring about significant productivity and efficiency gains, leading to new business models and opportunities for growth.
Industry Implications
1. Information Technology - The IT industry is at the forefront of the connected workplace trend, providing software and hardware solutions that enable companies to leverage social technologies for productivity gains and cost savings.
2. Real Estate - The rise of telecommuting enabled by connected workplaces is transforming the demand for office space and reshaping the real estate industry's business models.
3. Marketing & Advertising - The connected workplace is creating new opportunities for work-of-mouth marketing and digital advertising, enabling companies to reach wider audiences and generate more value from their social media presence.
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