Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on June 15, 2015 at 9:50 AM|
Boardrooms beware: traditional images of oak-panelled rooms with meetings behind firmly closed doors may be insidious to the very thinking behind the modern workplace.What works for a small elite at the very top just does not translate well to the needs of any ambitious organisation today.
There is, of course, a place for confidential and strategic discussion to take place. But it does not have to be physical. And for businesses to grow and remain agile they need to create flexible offices with collaborative spaces.
Six tech companies have now teamed up with Computacenter, which provides IT infrastructure, to urge companies to embrace technology for better communication and productivity.
The video below is obviously promotional. But no money changed hands for it to be here. It is a joint effort between Computacenter and Condeco Software, CISCO, Intel, Panduit, Samsung and HP.
In a hopeful sign of the times, it follows a day in the life of a businesswoman.
"Each working day is a collaborative journey and companies must embrace a range of technologies to drive momentum and provide the office of the future. Creating a flexible office with collaborative spaces is now a priority for fast-growth multi-national companies, as they look to atttract and retain the world's best talent" says Paul Statham, CEO of Condeco Software.
Communication is essential between different parts of any business. Most notably, the CFO and the their IT-focused counterparts, CIOs, need to speak the same language: as covered by me on Forbes - Ignorance of Tech Related Issues Hampers CFOs.
Of course, there are businesses that 'get it.'
Deloitte's Center For The Edge just opened its brand new office building: WATCH this one too. It will give you a sense of what the competition is doing.