In a recent post titled ‘How the Office is evolving‘, Eric Kintz at Gigaom talks about the transformation of work-spaces from the original ‘cubicle’ concept to the “New Office”.
Excerpts from Eric’s post:
“Today, the physical space is adapting to the way teams work – ad hoc, on a project basis, cross-functional, with team members scattered around the world. We’re witnessing a fragmentation of collaboration spaces.
The “New Office” is an airport lounge on a tablet, a midnight video call on the kitchen counter, a shared table at the office or a collaboration pod for ad hoc meetings.”
Eric also goes on to predict: “The personal space will continue to shrink and become increasingly mobile/virtual. We’ll likely see a day where the office becomes a series of collaboration spaces, designed to connect fragmented virtual teams.”
At Zoho, we’ve been building our suite of Business apps to cater to the needs of the “New Office” that Eric described. Our Apps too, have been constantly evolving in tune to the collaborative, cross-functioning, geographically fragmented nature of work and work-spaces.
All our apps can be accessed while you’re on the move, or from wherever your “New Office” happens to be at the moment. Integrated chat, document management and inbuilt sharing features characterize all our apps and enable geographically dispersed teams to work closely together.
Also, as the New Office becomes increasingly mobile, we’re expanding our Apps offering to work seamlessly across portable devices.
Check out these Zoho Apps we’ve launched for mobile and portable devices so far:
- Zoho Mail optimized for iPad
- Zoho Invoice for Android
- Zoho CRM for iPhone and Mobile Web
- Zoho Docs for iPad
- Zoho Invoice for iPhone
- Zoho Docs for iPhone
There’s more to be added to the list soon. Meanwhile, we’re excited to be a part of this emerging “New Office” culture!
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