The future of work for IT Department

Yousra Mahros, Mar 2021

In a fast moving world where the technology sector is constantly evolving, companies are faced with a major change: the digital transformation. Engaging your company in digital transformation implies changes at all levels, whether in the way you work, in the integration or improvement of innovative applications, or at the social level. This is called the “future of work”.

The future of work is possible thanks to the Cloud

The cloud, for example, has opened up a whole new way of thinking about work. Instant document sharing, remote collaboration… And at the same time, remote working has become a reality. Collaborative tools such as Slack and SaaS softwares such as WeLoop allow you to work from anywhere.

N.B: Thanks to the user feedback translation in more than 70 languages and its instantaneous exchanges, WeLoop breaks down geographical barriers between all your users, allowing them to collaborate and exchange on demand in real time!

The future of work is often supported by the creation of new products and innovative concepts. This new trend also allows the company to improve its processes and tools for better performance.

Transformation fails without a corporate culture

However, many companies have taken the decision to transform their working methods and applications, but not in the best possible way.

According to the study conducted by Appian, an interesting insight has been made:

50% of all new application development applications fail.
40% of development time is spent on “technical doubt”.
55% of respondents said that this leads to higher operational costs

This has serious consequences for companies. Time-to-market is extended, activity slows down and this does not allow companies to respond to development opportunities with often low quality applications and features that are not adapted to user needs.

This is why this transformation cannot take place without a real cultural revolution within companies. It deeply changes their daily organisation, or the collaboration between employees…

Business and the IT department are getting closer

Today companies are aware that social performance is just as important as economic performance. This is why more and more companies are engaging in a digital transformation by setting up digital workplaces that allow users of business applications to work in an optimal digital environment, bringing together all their applications used on a daily basis.

This change is of a cultural nature, i.e. it involves the sustainable responsibility of the project manager. He must become aware of the ecosystem in which his product evolves and make it evolve according to his digital workplace, taking into account all other products. The advantages of this are:

The reduction of physical constraints and the time saving. Everything can be done instantly, no matter where your users are. Your users can exchange in real time about a common issue faced on one of your applications and thus save time on its development.
The permanent connection between employees and between applications allows optimal availability and flexibility.
Erasing barriers between all digital environments allowing a connection between several applications with the aim of increasing productivity.

This change also has a significant impact on the company’s employees. There are no longer any barriers between different departments. Business and IT teams now speak a common language and can communicate more simply. Information sharing is simpler and faster, improving the overall efficiency of employees and the productivity of projects.

Conclusion: better products and more value for the business

A better organisation, more efficient employees, rapid information sharing, fluid communication… All these changes result in an increase in company performance. We create better products, we create more value for the users, who will be more satisfied.
Simplifying the organisation and processes also leads to lower costs and therefore higher profitability. The future of work is therefore a real accelerator of growth and value creation.