Workplaces are looking a little different these days.

From where you work to how ideas are discussed and who is making the decisions, the majority of employees are looking for a change in where and how they get their work done.

Consider these statistics:

  • 43% of employed Americans spend at least some time working remotely.
  • More than 80% of the U.S. workforce would like to telecommute.
  • In 2016, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce.

Look around your office. Many colleagues are millennials, increasingly tech-savvy and perhaps working globally or are based remotely. Maybe some of these characteristics fit you? Now, pair these trends with an “on-demand” communication culture, driven by the social media and mobile revolution. You and your colleagues don’t wait days for an email response, but rather minutes for a text response. When was the last time you listened to a voicemail message?

Enterprise collaboration is here.

Business professionals are opting to use platforms that offer instantaneous communication streams that allow the flexibility to interact from any location and any device. And, despite the desire for flexibility in where you work, you expect the same level of high performance from your colleagues (and yourself).

These shifting workforce dynamics, along with evolving communication methods, are giving rise to a completely new category of technology. This category, designed to boost employee productivity, is aptly named “enterprise collaboration”. If this is the first time you have heard the term, it won’t be the last.

Collaboration platforms feature a fast-paced user experience, emphasizing quick and concise messages, on-demand video conferencing, screen and document sharing, and ongoing team conversations. Messages and documents are organized by workstreams, which may consist of matters, projects or discussions. Whether your co-workers are in the same building or located in different countries around the world, you can collaborate with the same amount of ease.

Modern organizations see next-gen enterprise collaboration technology as a critical component in employee productivity, helping them remain competitive both in acquiring and retaining talent, as well as growing revenue. For you, that means helping to improve how you coordinate, communicate and perform with your teams.