The 2019 Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies analysis identified emerging technologies and trends that will boost experiences for organizations.
Digital workplaces have reached maturity and now enterprises are going even further with digital ecosystems that use a group of actors sharing digital platforms to reach a mutual goal.
Digital ecosystems differ from digital workplaces in that they are more evolved and offer workers access to data, tools and communication devices necessary for business goals.
Furthermore, a digital ecosystem allows organizations to build an infrastructure that supports productive work practices. For example, as most companies must abide by oversight regulations by bookkeeping, platform technology can allow firms to complete these tasks more efficiently.
Suresh Sambandam, CEO of Kissflow, said that globally distributed teams need digital tools to accomplish work-related goals, but as upkeep of these tools increases, it can cause productivity to take a hit.
“Companies of today will be built around digital workplace platforms that hold the intelligence and consistently make an effort to simplify things for them so that they can focus on making the main thing the main thing and not worry about writing reports and managing the silo of tools,” said Sambandam.
According to Workfront’s 6th Annual Global State of Work report, digital workplaces have employees who are eager to do purposeful work and want the proper technologies to help them do so.
Overall, it appears that digital ecosystems are not only preferred by employees, but are necessary if companies want to stand out from the competition.