CIOs : Determining the Future of Work


CIOs have a lot of balls in the air. You are juggling hybrid work environments, digital-first initiatives, integrating technology with organizational goals, cybersecurity, and compliance. Given current economic volatility, getting business value from your tech stack is also a key metric for leadership.


Over the last few years, organizations have undergone a digital transformation and have never considered returning to the old normal. More and more, IT decentralized companies understand that a single point of truth for managing the records lifecycle is imperative.


For instance, law firms secure sensitive clients and witness records using the Laserfiche Cloud Platform as an integrated content layer to ensure ease of collaboration between internal and external stakeholders and create a what’s-right-for-their-firm method of content governance. They are also frequently finding and implementing cost-effective measures to analyze their unstructured and sensitive legal data better. This method of leveraging Laserfiche is often referred to as “Laserfiche as middleware.”


Every industry has been disrupted or is about to be. Those who understand technology can help them address their business priorities and navigate this strenuous period. Think of necessity rather than advantage.


Security is the top priority for organizations operating in a highly regulated environment. For example, Pharma companies need to standardize all regulated and unregulated content on one validated, secure platform to ensure teams can access content and collaborate with partners throughout the drug manufacturing process, from early-stage discovery to development. While technology deployed at the enterprise level is desired, it also benefits workers as individuals. However, unfortunately, staff members can feel pressured constantly to be available. With easy access to our smartphones, laptops, and e-mail, employees can unconsciously become more stressed with remote and hybrid work and feel that they never leave “the office.” Amid the challenges of hybrid business operations, there are definite benefits―for staff, such as more even work-life balance, no arduous commute, and no well-meaning but distracting co-workers. As businesses look ahead, embracing the benefits of both remote and in-person working models is essential to creating a healthy and productive environment for employees.


“Hybrid work” and the “future of work” are vague terms, and we need to remember humans are the masters of their destiny. But when in doubt about hybrid work — the basics are still a good starting point. One example is fostering collaboration. Collaboration isn’t a single concept; it’s an entire initiative that will continue to evolve. Naturally, we can’t expect new forms of work to create the same results as the old ones. We shouldn’t be afraid of some testing and unearthing issues. By returning to the basics, defining goals, and figuring out new solutions, we can decide what collaboration looks like and take it to its fullest potential.


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