A digital workplace can be described as a virtual space where employees carry out their jobs. It is an always-connected work environment that offers immediate access to any resource that workers need from anywhere to get work done. Digital workplaces strive to strengthen the organization's connectivity, collaboration, content management, document management and information flow and contribute to improved productivity and performance of employees.
A digital workplace is a radical change in an organization's working mentality. Organizations have increasingly embraced the digital transformation of a workplace as they accept reality that physical office is not a location we go to anymore. It's a virtual modern counterpart to the conventional office space where work comes to us, due to advances in technology!
Organizations that were not significantly affected by COVID-19's spread are rare. Employees and managers had to discover if they are "work-at-home people," and that's assuming they've kept their employment. However, the benefits will far outweigh the obstacles for organizations that adopt digital-forward ways of working as it especially helps with workflow automation, among other things.
1. Start with your desktop
Your computer desktop is the starting point of your experience with computing and impacts your overall productivity. You need to clean it up for the sake of your sanity if you currently have an excessively cluttered desktop that can cause you stress. Furthermore, some companies complying to ISO 27001 information security management standards do have a Clean Screen Policy.
Start by taking your desktop and everything you have and transferring it to a single folder that is not located on your desktop. Sort all of these either by transferring them to one of many folders specific to the job you're doing or make sub-folders for easier desktop filing.
A file can remain on your desktop only if it is something that you constantly need to access. Alternatively, find a spot where the file will live safely before you need it.
2.Pin frequently used applications to the taskbar
Try pinning them to the taskbar if you have a few apps that you use regularly and want to open instantly from your screen.
- Open that app.
- Right-click the icon that appears at the bottom of your screen in the taskbar.
- Select “Pin to taskbar” (or, for Mac, Options > Keep in ‘dock’).
3. Choose a favourite default web browser
When you buy a device it comes with its pre-installed settings and software, like a browser for example. Windows 10, for instance, comes with Microsoft Edge, Safari is the default browser for Mac, and Google Chrome defaults to Android products.
But you do have an option, be it for speed, security, or versatility, to download your preferred web browser. According to the web development blog, W3Schools, Google Chrome was the most used browser in 2017 and Mozilla's Firefox was a distant second.
To choose a default browser, go to Settings > Default apps or pick when prompted by the browser upon loading.
4. Bookmark top pages on the bookmark bar of your favourite browser
You can quickly bookmark pages on the bookmark bar of your internet browser if you regularly visit these pages. Click the star on the far right-hand side of the browser's search bar, where the URL is listed. Choose whether to bookmark this website in another folder or not. Bookmarks make it much easier to return to favourite pages, which can increase your performance and productivity at work dramatically. You can view, organize, edit, and manage all your bookmarks through your browser's bookmark manager with just a few easy clicks.