In today’s digital world when organizations are expanding their borders and are not limiting themselves to any particular geography, virtualization is playing a very crucial role in making them stay connected and work together.
As per a report published by CIO, by 2018, approximately, 40 billion devices and 3.8 billion mobile users together will produce 6.75 terabyte of data per person per day. Business users would want access to this data from anywhere and at any point of time. As per a report published by Forrester Research, In the year 2016, 63 million people in America worked virtually. 82% of them experienced less stress, higher morale and higher productivity.
Many organizations have struggled a lot in designing and implementing the virtualization in terms of complexity, cost issues and Infrastructure required to run virtualized environment of storage, networking and computing. So the best thing is you must analyse first up to what extent you would want to implement the virtualization as an organization.
Talking about the benefits of it, it improves productivity, coordination in team, saves times and provides flexibility through mobility, collaboration and security. Using things like web conferencing, document sharing, instant messaging and other project management tools, people are easily getting connected and are getting their job done.
Few things to understand the shift in work dynamics are mentioned below:
1. Sticky working hours
Gone are those days when their used to be a 9-5 job culture. Dynamics are changing speedily and so as working hours. People work in different shift timings based on their priorities and demands from the client or the business.
2. Work Station
Today, devices can be connected from anywhere at any point of time. People actually don’t need to stick to their work stations for getting their jobs done.
3. No limitation of Time and distance
As a result of digitization and hyper connectivity, we have overcome the barriers of times and distance while working. You actually don’t need to be in same room or even same country in order to work together and communicate.
4. Desktop virtualization enables virtual workplace, may it be from your home, office, hotel, airport, lobby anywhere. IT can control the software version or the security updates by Streaming a consistent image rather than having the application individually loaded on every laptop.
5. HR department of the company must know how to deploy the resources and where to get maximum productivity. They need to ensure the existing workforce is trained to work in the virtual space.
6. Personal Touch
Virtualization helps in getting a personal touch with the colleagues who are distant or working from remote location. Staying in constant touch keeps the team bonding strong and develops a better repo at work.
In the current scenario, if the business wants to grab out opportunities in of digital space, it has to be ready with the virtual work space and should welcome flexibility, better team cohesiveness, and better result.