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The end of unstructured ways of the collaborative workplace


Our workplace has fundamentally changed in the past years. Ever more workflows and processes are built around interconnected teams and different departments. Organisations have to provide their employees with the necessary solutions without having to place an additional burden on IT departments or their budgets. Considering this aspect, Konica Minolta provides solutions and technology in the field of document management and sharing, communities management, project management and discussions feeds/instant messaging ensuring that organisations' work processes and documents are accessible remotely – independent of location, time and device. The solutions enable individual flexibility and mobility in order to bring employees closer together.

The sheer flood of data and information paired with the high number of different tasks result in unstructured ways of working. Unclear priorities, varying levels of knowledge among peers and an inability to receive timely and accurate status information let us communicate not in the best way and hinder the work progress and make it hard to coordinate teams for a better teamwork. Besides, the geographical diversity of locations require systems that make collaboration effortless and seamless.  

Effective collaboration drives productivity and gives companies a critical, leading edge. Many decision makers see the positive effects of social collaboration platforms, which is why they increasingly want to implement them. 


Digital collaboration: addressing the challenges SMEs face 


Especially for small and medium-sized businesses, taking on the creation of a digital collaborative environment and a modern workplace for their workers by themselves entails big challenges:  There is a lack of appropriate resources and budget. 

In addition, the solutions must be holistic. Simply adding collaboration software as an additional layer that is only semi- or non-compatible with existing solutions can lead to an opaque tangle and have negative consequences for the collaborative user experience and the efficiency of the system itself. 

Businesses also require scalable and flexible solutions that adapt to the changing needs of the business. 

With our holistic approach, Konica Minolta helps you to make working together with remote teams and colleagues effortless – particularly when they are operating from different locations. We offer you solutions for a wide range of modern collaboration applications that are implemented and adjusted based on your needs. 


Benefits of digital collaboration and communication

Community management through a social network for sharing information and connecting people within organisations to connect experts internally and share valuable insights

Document management and sharing allow employees to access files from anywhere remotely and working on one document simultaneously

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) unburdens organisations from tasks such as application management of licences, updates and maintenance

Discussions feeds/instant messaging, even if you can’t be face to face, enable employees to discuss projects and find solutions quickly and easily

Project management realised in one platform where team groups, blogs, wikis, calendars, task lists and much more can be set up

Security is ensured since cloud-based applications require two-factor-authentication or conditional access when accessed from outside

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The increasing demand for flexibility dramatically changes in our working routines: employees demand the possibility to work remotely, while collaboration across teams, departments and companies requires a new approach to work – and dedicated support of digital collaboration tools.

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Collaboration becomes digital

The way we work in a professional environment has fundamentally changed in the past years. It has seen the rise of a new star: collaboration. The share of the total working time that full-time office workers spend in virtual or digital collaboration has doubled in less than a decade from a mere 7% in 2013 to 14% in 2019.

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