Engaging a Distributed Workforce
It’s become apparent that the world of work is changing. Our workforce is more global than ever, distributed, remote and driving the need for a new way of working. In fact, a recent article* that I was reading highlighted while “remote work is growing in popularity – it’s making us rethink how, the tools we use to work, how we communicate at work, and even the hours we work.”
Businesses of all sizes want to get more done
It’s a consistent theme that I’m hearing across our customers. Organizations big and small are thinking different about their workflows and employee engagement. Managers and individuals are looking for the best tools available in the market to help them get their job done. Whether it’s a company of 5 starting to build business, or a team within a large organization of 100,000 employees, teams depend on effective tools to get more done. Everyone wants to get more out of their day and every minute of their day; enterprise and small start-ups. The employee experience has become king across business.
Cisco Webex Teams offers a smart solution
Cisco has been listening and paying close attention to this workplace transformation. Over the past year, our team has brought together Cisco’s best collaboration technology with cognitive capabilities and layered on top of our unified platform to deliver a modern work experience regardless of customer size.
Our recent launch of Webex Teams Unified App is a living example of how we are bringing a solution together for both mobile and desktop users. Knowledge workers can literally get their work done from anywhere and anytime via team collaboration tool, Cisco’s Webex Teams. From messaging to file sharing, whiteboarding, video conferencing or simply calling. There is also the People Insights feature which gives users information in advance about the people who they are meeting with. Overall, the Webex Teams Unified App keeps work moving in one-place and enhances the employee experience.
Personalization and choice on the horizon
In addition to unifying the experience and enabling mobility, Cisco is bringing personalization to users through our modular capabilities. Very soon, customers will have the option to configure Webex Teams for different type of users. Maybe a smaller part of the organization only needs messaging vs. other groups that need the broader suite of functionality. IT will be able to easily configure the Webex Teams to meet the needs of different workstyles among their organizations. Cisco is simplifying the world of IT and helping them easily deploy and manage Webex Teams via a control option.
Easy integrations to keep work flowing
Our Cisco collaboration solution doesn’t stop with Webex Teams, we also announced this week an exciting new partnership with Microsoft. Our goal is to enable customers to have open and seamless collaboration no matter what tools they are already using. And Webex Teams is already integrating across other third-party apps such as Salesforce, Trello and Box – just to name a few.
At the end of the day, we all want to get more work done and in less time. We also want to enjoy the benefits of work life balance. Webex Teams can bring new possibilities to the table and can help us achieve our goals. It’s not about just having great work tools – but it’s about getting the gift of time back and living smarter with Webex Teams.