How the Workgrid Digital Assistant Supports Flexible Work

As we discussed in a recent blog about enabling flexible work, there are several ways organizations can make it easier for employees to work wherever and whenever it’s convenient for them. Gartner® suggests several approaches in their latest report “Take These 3 Actions to Make Digital Workplaces Happier, Faster and Smarter,” including striving for persistent collaboration and providing optimized service.

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We offered several additional ideas, such as delivering important tasks and information in the flow of work and providing mobile access to core enterprise applications from a central location.

It’s all great theoretical advice if you’re in the exploration phase of enabling flexible work for your employees. But what if you’re further along in the process? Here is some specific guidance to get you started…

Enabling flexible work with Workgrid

The Workgrid digital assistant helps organizations create a flexible, modern digital work experience by:

Delivering important tasks and information in the flow of work

Workgrid creates a centralized experience for the important tasks, information, and communications employees need to work effectively. The digital assistant presents this information in the channels employees prefer, whether that’s an intranet toolbar, a mobile or desktop app, or integrated with popular communication and collaboration platforms like Sharepoint or MS Teams.

To Knows display personalized, contextual communications, elevated out of the chaos of email, so employees know what needs their immediate attention.

To Dos consolidate relevant tasks and information, abstracted from enterprise systems, so employees can quickly and easily complete tasks like processing approvals without logging into the source systems.

Chatbot functionality makes it easy to submit service desk tickets and get round-the-clock answers to top questions

Enabling non-technical users to build custom digital experiences when the need arises

Successful digital transformation relies on an organization’s ability to embrace – and execute on – innovation. But that’s easier said than done given the shortage of development talent and the overworked nature of most IT departments.

Workgrid Workshop, a no-code development feature within the digital assistant, puts familiar, easy-to-use features such as drag-and-drop interfaces and WYSIWYG editors into the hands of citizen developers from across the organization so they can rapidly build and maintain custom apps for the enterprise systems they have integrated with Workgrid.

This means teams can quickly and easily build the custom experiences they need, without the involvement of IT, in just a matter of hours rather than weeks, months, or years.

Providing mobile access to core enterprise applications from a central location

All employees, whether front-line workers, those in the field, or office-based workers adjusting to a hybrid work model, deserve the same level of flexible access to tasks and information.

Available as a mobile app, Workgrid makes it easy for employees to work effectively, no matter where they are. Here are just a few of the modern, intelligent features the digital assistant delivers as a mobile app:

  • Personalized, contextual push notifications for time sensitive alerts related to office closures, scheduling changes etc.

  • A unified experience for completing tasks like approvals from across enterprise systems

  • Streamlined, on-the-go access to business data and information that enables better decision-making

For more recommendations on how to improve your digital workplace, check out the complete Gartner report, “Take These 3 Actions to Make Digital Workplaces Happier, Faster and Smarter.”

*Gartner, Take These 3 Actions to Make Digital Workplaces Happier, Faster and Smarter, Michael Woodbridge, Adam Preset, Craig Roth, 21 September 2021

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