Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0

Today’s always-connected workers and new ideas about worker productivity have changed the traditional 9-5 workday.

Workers are reassessing their work-life balance. Companies are reassessing scheduling.

Ultraflexible is becoming the new normal, with focus on ‘getting it done’ rather than ‘being there’

Work-life balance is a key influencer towards the rise of freelancing—today, a long-term career may consist of multiple short-term gigs. While freelancers once mostly took on small odd jobs, now they fill contract positions for a growing range of specialties.

With more workers freelancing, telecommuting and working non-standardized hours, businesses are increasingly open to flexible workspaces and virtual offices; design focuses on easing flexibility and collaboration.

Cost-cutting has also forced many companies to rethink their operations from the brick and mortar up. By allocating space more smartly, businesses will be able to shrink physically and make better use of their real estate.

Digital natives (the Generation Y and Millenials) become new entrants to the workforce and are motivated as much by their passions as by paychecks and promotions. Given the sheer size of the generation, they are certain to force changes in the workplace; many businesses are already adjusting in order to retain the strongest young workers.

This generation of workforce are driving adoption of Web 2.0 tools in the workplace. The Enterprise 2.0 will be a flatter, faster and more flexible business of the future.

Smart organizations will put as much focus on evolving a 2.0 culture as adopting the tools that go with it.