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Oblong Industries’ MezzanineTM is a technology that seamlessly integrates the most important elements of physical and digital meetings to help workers interact more fluidly with each other and their data. Mezzanine was designed to enable real-time adaptation. It affords managers and employees opportunities to adapt and react to challenges as they surface.
The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work: From Looking Digital to Being Digital
Over the next five years, new digital technologies promise to dramatically change work outcomes and work experiences for employees of all sorts across a wide array of industries. Companies that want to lead in the digital era must rethink the way they get work done.
Real-time adaptation is a work practice that will become much more prevalent among leading companies in the digital era. It is the ability to collect, analyze and model data about the performance of machines and then integrate that with knowledge of context to make and enact decisions that can lead to previously unimaginable results.
In contrast to traditional conferencing tools, Mezzanine enables users to effectively and spontaneously contribute, making better use of everyone’s time and skills by displaying the right data in the right way.
With real-time adaptive technologies, like Mezzanine, colleagues can work together with the same information to evaluate business challenges in real time.
Robert J. Thomas, managing director of the Accenture Institute for High Performance, is the author of “Crucibles of Leadership” (Harvard Business Press, 2008) and “What Machines Can’t Do” (University of California Press, 1994).
Alex Kass, a senior research manager, currently leads the Digital Workforce Innovation Initiative in Accenture Technology Labs.
Ladan Davarzani is a research fellow with the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
June 20, 2014
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