Companies have started developing and perfecting digital solutions that allow employees to work from home. For instance, Workplace from Facebook aims to create a collaborative environment for distributed workers.
Julien Codorniou, VP of Workplace from Facebook, said that the first major change he noticed recently was that existing Workplace customers relied more heavily on the tools. Additionally, people started looking more into Facebook’s Workplace solution for the first time.
Currently, the Workplace team is focusing on supporting new and existing customers to ensure they are able to collaborate efficiently as possible and thanks to Facebook’s large network, it is able to take on millions of new users easily.
“Workplace ‘ticks the box’ on our need to communicate, engage and connect real-time with our colleagues around the world, especially during this public health emergency of international concern,” said Carey Kyer, Internal Communications Lead at the World Health Organization. “Our COVID-19 Workplace group is the second most-followed group at WHO. It’s become an easy-to-access channel for our staff around the world to watch the daily press briefings, staff seminars and to find resources, while providing an open forum for staff to ask questions and receive instant feedback.”
Moving forward, Codorniou said that Facebook Workplace will focus on how to differentiate itself as a collaborative player. Steve Clarke, Senior Manager of Communication Channels at Virgin Atlantic, said that one of the key differences of Workplace is the use of its Knowledge Library that allows workers to stay informed about regulations and policies in relation to the ongoing pandemic.