4 Important Trends to Simplify Work in 2022

4 Important Trends to Simplify Work in 2022

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1. A Mobile Workforce Demands Seamless Work from Anywhere

Quite simply, we like to work-from-home—or at least to have the option to do so. Widespread work from home during the pandemic opened our eyes to a few things.  Family relationships can be improved as we spend more time together. Our side hustles may just be a hassle. Time lost to commuting is just that…lost, and we’re not willing to put up with it anymore.

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1. A Mobile Workforce Demands Seamless Work from Anywhere

This preference, however, complicates our demands on the technologies we use to work.  Now, in addition to working securely and effectively in a controlled corporate network environment, our computers and systems need to work just as securely and effectively when we’re at home, on the road, or working from the 

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1. A Mobile Workforce Demands Seamless Work from Anywhere

neighborhood library or coffee shop.  Though only 10% of companies are likely to commit to a fully remote work future, Forrester estimates 60% of US businesses will attempt a hybrid work model. The key is choosing software and services that seamlessly move with us from one place to another.

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2. Meaningful Work Increases Thanks to Automation

Automation is at the forefront of technology implementations because of the squeeze occurring between rising costs of business and increasing customer demands.  Further, automation can significantly assist efforts to create a seamless WFX experience. With automation, the information we need to perform a work task 

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2. Meaningful Work Increases Thanks to Automation

accompanies the task itself, reducing the noise we’re exposed to as well as the number of decisions we need to make about the quality of information, resulting in better decision-making.

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3. Employee Experience Improves in a Focused Environment

It’s not entirely unusual to have occasional days that are hyper-focused, and technology is stepping up to help us create more time in this zone. Let’s take a look at just a few of these productivity tools: Omm Writer: Got something to write? Omm Writer simplifies your workspace to boost productivity through features like full-screen mode and white noise audio.

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3. Employee Experience Improves in a Focused Environment

Centered: Task-switching killing your productivity? Centered helps manage your task list and integrates into your calendar as well as providing meditation and music to assist with focus. Momentum Chrome Extension: Need a visual to recharge your energy? Momentum replaces your default homepage with a beautiful photo and optional components including a 

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3. Employee Experience Improves in a Focused Environment

personalized greeting, weather widget, focus task reminder, inspirational quote, and more.  Grammarly: Need an editor? The Grammarly plug-in enhances writing experiences by evaluating word choice and phrasing, correcting grammatical errors, and measuring whether your reading level and tone match your intended audience.

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3. Employee Experience Improves in a Focused Environment

The key for IT technology reviewers: investigate and implement more technologies that support a quiet, focused work experience—especially for workers whose tasks carry a heavy cognitive load that requires focus.

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4. User-Centered Features Change How We Buy Technology

Why is cloud the most popular form of application delivery today? Cloud changed the economics of technology purchasing, moving us from a large up-front payment to smaller, incremental monthly payments.  We’re heading toward another major shift in the way we buy technologies and preparing now will make the transition easier.

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4. User-Centered Features Change How We Buy Technology

We’re moving away from buying licenses for products and toward paying for only the components or services that we actually use (estimated to be less than 20% of available features). It’s a trend that simplifies our lives because we can “custom build” technology solutions that exactly fit our needs and decrease money spent on little-used features.

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4. User-Centered Features Change How We Buy Technology

The key for C-suite leaders: Keep your eye on this emerging trend and start evaluating which capabilities in your existing technologies are essential versus those that are rarely used.

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