Remnants of 2020 left exciting possibilities for the new year 2021. This year will be full of reevaluations and struggles for businesses to achieve this year’s performance. The business world needs to acclimate to recent trends and strategies to stay ahead.
The technological developments of 2021 is a glimpse of troublesome 2020, but the influence of Covid-19 pushed many businesses to move into a new space. Digital transformations lead to enormous workplace behavioral changes as a new normal in 2021 that drove major technological and business innovations.
Banking on our 20 years of experience in providing software solutions, we could sense that the industry is at the edge of shifting into a new innovative model. The technology industry has to build on their human resources as well as technological advancements to impel desired productivity.
The Covid-19 outbreak has drastically affected small and medium enterprises, and they are still trying to stay afloat in the marketplace. Along with enterprises, consumers are also left with low income. Many small businesses laid-off their employees due to the dearth of cash flow, discontinued production due to stooped demand.
Hence, we are comprehending and rapidly adjusting to this new normal with some monumental changes. IT is one of those privileged industries which is not dependent on location. IT professionals can function and operate from anywhere around the globe. Although team-bonding, training sessions, etc., are best implemented in office premises, the pandemic prompted social distancing as a new way of thinking. It has dramatically boosted digital transformation, and that moved us to consolidate some of the sound strategies:
1. New work culture as remote working and video-conferencing
Remote working has emerged as the new trend during the pandemic and is likely to expand in 2021. There are many startups like Zoom that has become a household name during this situation. Since companies have opted for remote working, we have also focused on developing a remote working system without sacrificing productivity. We concentrated on digitized processes through which we created virtual office spaces to work together.
We have facilitated visual collaboration platforms for project teams to create and share content, interact, track projects, train employees, run virtual team-building activities, and more. We used these tools to share and track documentation in a single space. It enable us to work under one roof and collaborate with everyone.
2. Internet of Behaviors
Covid-19 has pushed the world and all the businesses into virtual spaces. So, it has become crucial to analyze the behaviors of consumers. Digital technology helps gather data from digital and physical worlds, which can affect actions through feedback loops. You can also track employees’ behavior after the pandemic, their approach to new normal, social distancing norms, wearing masks, etc. If this kind of personalized approach is adopted, it shall enhance customer satisfaction. We have enabled procedures in our office premises to attain behavioral needs after the pandemic. This has ensured our employees that their health has not been sacrificed while working.
3. Digital Training
The future of e-learning or digital training has come to closure due to the covid-19 pandemic. Before 2020 or this pandemic, we all looked forward to welcoming this new culture in the work and educational field. However, this has become a ‘new normal.’ Even after everything resumes to normal, we will embrace digital training or video-conferencing for our employees to eliminate physical barriers in the course.
4. Development of new applications
Since the business’s thumb rule in 2021 is compliancy, we moved from our old legacy into redesigned development structure. We have devised and redeveloped our system applications for easy co-ordination within departments, maintained transparency, made hierarchy flexible, and devised a feasible decision-making process. There is no doubt that demand for futuristic technologies is at the top, so this new compliance process helps our sound growth in 2021.
5. Use of new technology like AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things
Many top tech industries are adapting to automation with AI, robotics, and the internet of things. The year 2021 is going to see a massive demand for artificial intelligence and industrial automation technology. It is an inevitable step to reduce latency issues. It also reduces cloud computing costs and creates a critical alternative solution to operate in the industry. The new business drift like hyper-automation helped us accelerate a 100% remote core team.
6. Rise in Usage of Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies
Augmented reality and virtual reality are immersive technologies and has become a part of our everyday life. The pandemic has fast-tracked this technological bliss in the field of entertainment to business. It is an incredible source of transformation in the remote work model, along with straightforward communication and collaboration. We adapted to virtualized technology to accelerate and expand our sound growth with a remote working model.
The IT industry is evolving and extremely volatile. We need to resonate with it to stay ahead. It has become a need of the hour to adopt new trends and technologies to become more resilient for unforeseen challenges of the future. The apt determination to redesign and restructure business strategies will keep us moving in the new digital era.