Digital collaboration technology
While physical spaces matter, investment in tools and technology that improve work practices and drive innovation offer even greater dividends. The form and function of educational institutions is undergoing enormous change and is influenced by three primary factors:
1. Opportunities presented by new technology are driving organisations to innovation and collaboration. The low-hanging fruit efficiencies have been harvested and organisations are recognising the need to invest in and focus on finding new ways to create value and improve productivity.
2. Generational change which is creating higher expectations. The millennial generation increasingly expect their education institution to accommodate their technology preferences and provide opportunities to network and to learn. The ability to seamlessly move between social and work contexts, and physical and virtual environments, is becoming a threshold condition
3. Focus on creating organisational agility. In a period of economic, technological and social disruption education institutions need to be change-ready and able to implement change quickly.
A wave of disruptive technologies is helping organisations respond to these pressures, and future-proof in the face of emerging ones. Cloud, the Internet of Things, big data/analytics and ubiquitous connectivity offer organisations the prospect of simultaneously improving productivity, staff engagement and business outcomes. A Think Piece prepared by Vector Consulting is available here.