So we gonna see a lot more telecommuting and teleworking, and we gonna see how it gonna continue rely more and more into critical stage on collaborating through the internet. Not necessarily amongst ourselves as employees but also with our customers as part of a context of co-creation. I think it is where the workplace is going. And, you know, one of the conversations that we had internally on this topic is the traditional concept of the workplace disappears. Work will happen wherever you are. You may be at the office, you may be working from home, you may be travelling, you may be at the customer’s site, but work will be happening around you. And done around you requires that you can no longer do the job alone, and you rely on other people. And now relying on other people is when you start kicking off collaboration.
Luis Suarez – The traditional concept of the workplace disappears
You know few years back, I used be very aggressive. I used to say if you don't change, your customers will do it for you. Nowadays, what I keep telling people over is you need to evaluate, as a company, as an organization, where you want to be in thirty years. And the reason why I'm saying that is because the corporate world unfortunately has got that short-term mentality of only looking quarter after quarter after quarter, and perhaps a[...]
Ten years ago, talking to competitors was a no-go. You know. We couldn't even go out there on the firewall and talk to them, because hey you may release confidential information. Fuck that! You know, we all know what confidential information is, we all know what sensitive information is, it's 1 per cent of the ninety-nine or hundred per cent of the stuff that we work with on a daily basis. So, going out there and practically engage with both[...]
They need to be able to break down the silos. And in order to break down the silos in multiple teams, the best way of doing it is sharing your knowledge. And therefore collaborating with your colleagues. Right. And also, one other important aspect of that collaboration is a new way of redefining collaboration from the perspective of co-creation. So before, collaboration was happening amongst employees, and now collaboration is gonna be more on demand by customers who want to[...]