December 2021 | The Grid – Workgrid’s Newsletter for the Digital Workplace

'Tis the Season

Ahhhh, it's that time of year... a season of relaxation where we can all kick back with a nice cup of hot cocoa (or maybe an adult beverage) and enjoy the spirit of the holidays with family and friends.

Maybe that works if you've been cast in a Hallmark movie, but let's be honest - it's far more likely that you're scrambling to meet year-end goals and frantically trying to find time to plan for next year.

Maybe these articles about preparing for the future will help. Go pour yourself some eggnog and enjoy!

The Latest from Workgrid

[Blog] Enabling Flexible Work for Employees

There are many steps organizations can take to make their digital workplaces happier, faster, and smarter. This includes “supporting radical flexibility,” as Gartner suggests. But how exactly do you do that? Here are three suggestions to get you started...

[Blog] Preparing for Hybrid - Key Learnings on Workplace Transformation

Three CEOs – including Workgrid’s Brett Caldon – gathered to share their thoughts on hybrid work and digital transformation. Two key themes were evident in their discussions. Find out what those themes were and how they played into the questions that were asked.

[Blog] Eliminating Digital Friction for Employees

There have been unfortunate side effects to the pandemic-related digital transformation progress. Digital friction, caused by the rapid deployment of new apps and platforms, is causing employees stress, and reducing productivity. Here are four ways to reduce digital friction in your organization…

What We're Interested in Lately

Here's what caught our eye in the world of employee experience and the digital workplace lately...

From Harvard Business Review

Remote Work Should Be Mostly Asynchronous

Digital transformation is not about simply digitizing existing old-school business processes. It’s an opportunity to rethink how business should be done. Here’s some great guidance on how to effectively use technology to improve remote work practices.

From Forbes

How AI Can Help Drive Your Employee Experience Strategy

Improving the employee experience in this time of significant change will require a radical overhaul of old-school practices. Putting AI to work is a good step in the right direction. Here’s why…

From The Enterprisers Project

3 Reasons CEOs Need HR and IT to Work Closer Now

For hybrid work to be effective over the long-term, HR and IT will need to work as the power couple driving new ways of working. Here are three priorities these groups should focus on to ensure success in the future of work.

[Listen] Reducing the Noise of the Digital Employee Experience

In a recent podcast with The Digital Workplace, Workgrid CEO Brett Caldon talks about the challenges employees face dealing with digital friction in the workplace, how organizations have unintentionally caused these issues, and how they can fix it going forward.

[banner image] Brett Digital Workplace Podcast