Making project management intuitive
They are called Trello, Azendoo and Zenkit, and all address project management to make it more agile and more streamlined. These refined interfaces, hosted in the cloud, facilitate teams’ communication through integrated messaging services and document sharing. They allow real-time monitoring of activities and better visibility of projects in calendar mode.
A catalyst for the best in creativity
To optimize the effectiveness of brainstorming sessions, Stormz has created a software package to fast-track ideas in order to make the most of collective genius. The start-up allows companies to involve the whole workforce in giant brainstorming sessions – from groups of 10 to 1,000 – representing a major milestone in the promotion of ideas!
An end to the plethora of interfaces
HELLO offers to transform any screen (tablet, smartphone, television, etc.) into a live video-conferencing tool or surveillance camera capable of detecting movement. Goodbye to the multitude of screens and apps – the wireless camera can connect us to our colleagues in the office, our customers or our home.
Filtering distracting messages
The Offtime app offers to disconnect us for a specified amount of time. In order to remain available and move forward on a project, it allows us to select the people and apps authorized to contact us.
Streamlining the workspace in complete security
Increasingly efficient and secure badges are also appearing in employees’ pockets. Their chips, both standard and contactless, act as entry badges as well as providing employees with secure access to their data and certain services (canteen, photocopies, etc.).
Many international companies are meanwhile digitizing many services by consolidating them in a special smartphone app for their employees, acting as a real gateway to the workplace, from room reservation to internal messaging, the newsletter, geolocation and access control, etc. – a single point of entry to reinforce employees’ cohesion.
Facebook launched Workplace by Facebook on 10 October 2016. By applying the principles of the mass market social network to business, Mark Zuckerberg’s firm is ensuring natural adoption by employees, unlike its direct rivals (Yammer from Microsoft, Chatter from Salesforce) which require training.
Used wisely, technology is able to connect people and improve productivity, a far cry from the information overload that is so destructive to value.
* A “knowledge worker” is an employee whose work involves developing and using back-office knowledge rather than producing goods or services.