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What is a modern workplace?

A modern workplace refers to a work environment that incorporates current technologies, practices and attitudes to enhance productivity, collaboration and employee satisfaction.

Accelerated by the Covid pandemic, the way we work has changed dramatically in recent years. It’s now commonplace for employees to work remotely part of or all the time, so workplaces must adopt a more agile work environment. Underpinned by IT, the modern workplace uses digital solutions, such as the cloud, video conferencing and online chat, to enable these new working methods. 

The Microsoft Modern Workplace

The Microsoft Modern Workplace is a suite of applications that creates more seamless communication and collaboration across locations and platforms while maintaining the security and integrity of systems and data. 

Depending on the needs of the organisation, the Microsoft Modern Workplace can include the following:

  • Office 365 – Outlook/Exchange, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams
  • Microsoft 365 Teams Voice – a telephony solution
  • Enterprise Mobility and Security – a remote work-ready security system
  • Power apps – powerful automation and business efficiency solutions
  • SharePoint/OneDrive for Business – cloud file storage

What are the benefits of a modern workplace?

Adopting a modern workplace system brings several advantages. The benefits of implementing the Microsoft Modern Workplace include:

Increased productivity:

  • Automation and advanced technologies streamline processes, reducing manual tasks and saving time.
  • Collaboration tools facilitate real-time communication and project management, enhancing overall efficiency.

Flexibility and remote working:

  • Modern workplaces enable flexible work arrangements, allowing employees to work remotely or choose flexible hours.
  • Remote work options can improve work-life balance, increase productivity and attract a diverse talent pool.

Enhanced collaboration:

  • Collaboration platforms, cloud-based tools and video conferencing enable seamless communication and collaboration among team members, regardless of geographical location.
  • Cross-functional collaboration leads to better problem-solving and innovation.


  • The platform employs a multi-layered approach to protect data, applications and user identities. Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides features such as mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), conditional access policies and advanced security capabilities to safeguard company data and devices.

If you’d like to explore implementing a Microsoft Modern Workplace in your organisation, please get in touch.