Closing the generation tech gap: How technology can improve collaboration between senior executives and junior staff
Today’s diversity in the work place inevitably brings to the table differences in practices, traditions, preferences, and priorities. These difference become more evident between different generations of workers — the more senior and tenured staff and the junior and younger groups. To promote efficient work groups and align priorities, collaboration tools such as Office365 SharePoint and OneDrive can be integrated into the day-to-day processes. But how can technology improve collaboration between technology migrants (or the older generation) and technology natives (the younger generation)?
- Faster and effective data management for reporting and analysis
One important middle ground which has to be consistent and reliable is the process of storing, producing, and generating data for reporting and operational analysis. Having the right technology and tools to store data for easier access for both senior and junior staff, and the right supporting software and computing systems to generate complex reports, can help align priorities in terms of business metrics that matter.
- Information sharing becomes the new standard
Gone are the days where bulk of the information in organizations are kept within functional groups and decision makers only. Collaboration platforms such as SharePoint provides different teams the channel to efficiently share information with different levels of access permission. Files are, then, not lost in local drives and machines of individual staff which means there’s lesser risk of losing institutional data since more people now have access to crucial information at any given time.
- Empowering the both generations to participate in decision-making
Decision making is almost always limited to the senior executives. But because technology natives are more adept in playing around with technology and producing results in a faster manner, they now have the opportunity to be engaged at decision-making levels. Their understanding of available digital tools are crucial in identifying the most efficient methods of addressing operational and strategic problems as well as resolving day-to-day challenges.
Office365, SharePoint, and OneDrive are only some of the cloud-based tools that can help teams function better. Talk to CMSIT, a tech services company based in Sydney, to see how you can set these systems up for your organization.