Digital transformation and the future of work are as synonymous as they are reliant on one another.
With the workforce creating its own path apart from the pandemic that uprooted its identity, technology continues to play a leading role in how businesses can successfully operate.
Insight from Forbes Business Development Council experts offers leaders a good starting point in keeping up with the evolution of the workplace.
One advancement that is expected to alter businesses in the future is the adoption of 5G and 6G. Both promise to boost internet connectivity to levels unseen before, which can help companies shifting to distributed workforces.
Artificial intelligence is not necessarily a new product, but its purpose will expand in the future. Through new machine learning tools, leaders will be able to address gaps in business success, such as improving the merger and acquisition process.
“These technological advances have helped by identifying potential acquisition targets at greater speed and scale while also reducing the overall deal risk by flagging potential areas that need a human touch during diligence,” said Stuart Bern, executive vice president of corporate development at ATTOM, a property data company.
Lastly, virtual office technology will ramp up in the coming years. As today’s workforce gets accustomed to Zoom and Microsoft Teams, the expansion of existing platforms and the creation of new ones will help make hybrid and remote working a more immersive experience.
“A return to the office is spurring wider adoption of hybrid-optimized video conference spaces and cloud productivity tools to enable collaboration and team building across time zones,” Claire Alexander, general manager at Capterra.