Achieving Enhanced Productivity and Business Transformation Through Collaborative Working
Source: Cisco Systems
Virtual collaboration is today the key to sustainable business transformation, transcending barriers of distance and time to reach new levels of productivity and group creativity. Old boundaries - physical, cultural, organisational - are melting away in the globalised economy. Success in the distributed and interdependent markets of the future, with their outsourced corporate functions and atomised supply chains, will depend on increasing corporate agility. The business benefits range from relatively traditional objectives, such as reduced costs and improved productivity, to newer concerns, such as lowering travel mileage or better use of office space. Meanwhile, with energy costs rising fast, and mounting pressure from governments, investors and consumers for 'greener' business practices, the organisation's environmental profile is edging closer to the top of the corporate agenda.