The future of work may very well be here today. With evolving expectations amongst employees and employers alike, the rise of remote work, and broad moves towards more inclusive and positive work cultures, no one can deny that the workplace is changing. Many organizations are watching these shifts, seeking to implement changes within their own workplaces to improve communication, grow engagement, and foster an overall positive work environment.
Navigating the employee experience can be a considerable challenge for businesses of any size or capacity, especially as workplaces continue to adapt to widescale changes. LineZero, a Workplace from Meta partner, has emerged as a leader in the transformation of the workplace.
“We know that the employee experience directly impacts employee engagement, productivity, and retention, which in turn drives better business results,” says LineZero’s Vice President of Operations Greg Sugar. “We believe that creating a positive employee experience is crucial to the success of any organization and ultimately leads to people enjoying and finding purpose in their work, which is something we are all passionate about at LineZero.”
Fostering meaningful communication and collaboration
One of the biggest changes in the future of work has been a greater demand from employees for workplaces that make them feel valued and supported. This emerging generation of workers is used to working in collaborative, often remote environments. They are also fully aware of diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives in the workplace and their rights where those values are concerned.
LineZero is helping businesses drive transformation through their easy-to-use business communication tool. Through the LineZero program, everyone from C-suite executives to frontline workers can share information, build collaborative relationships, and cultivate community within the organization. As LineZero’s website explains, it is similar to Facebook, but for the client’s specific organization.
“We want to help businesses build a culture that fosters engagement, creativity, and innovation, where employees are motivated to give their best every day,” says Sugar. In a recent study, 75% of workers say that remote collaboration has helped them be more productive.
Every organization has different needs and values, and LineZero works with each client separately to cater to their specific unique challenges. The team at LineZero researches these challenges and needs and then creates customized solutions that align with that organization’s values and culture.
These customized solutions allow LineZero to help organizations meet their employees where they are, giving them exactly what they’re looking for in terms of community, collaboration, support, and engagement. “We leverage our expertise in employee experience to help our clients create a workplace that attracts, retains, and nurtures top talent,” says Sugar. “Our goal is to create a sustainable and competitive advantage for our clients by putting their employees at the center of everything we do.”
LineZero uses tools such as Workplace and Quest for Business to help businesses create unique, collaborative environments and immersive work experiences. Using the most advanced technology and innovative programs, LineZero gives businesses a competitive edge, bettering their chances of retaining their top talent.
“We identify culture and communication challenges, implement customized solutions based on organizational psychology and employee experience research, and use technology and design to deliver practical and engaging solutions,” explains Sugar.
Embracing the hybrid model of work
LineZero sees the future of work as a hybrid model as the standard, balancing remote work with in-person collaboration. This approach will be enabled by advanced technology and a human-centric approach, prioritizing employee wellbeing and connection.
“We believe that technology will play a critical role in this transformation, enabling seamless communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing — regardless of location,” says Sugar. The company is an early adopter of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, and is leveraging these technologies to enhance the overall employee experience.
“As technology like VR and AR becomes more mature, we can look forward to capturing more of the benefits and value of in-person collaboration and connection digitally as well,” Sugar adds.
LineZero has seen overwhelming success with a wide variety of businesses, from Virgin Airlines to Campbell’s Soup Company to Hootsuite. They are a multi-award-winning company that stands by its closely held values — “People First,” “Be Like Gumby,” and “Do It Right.”
LineZero’s philosophy adheres to the belief that people are always put first in all of their interactions, no matter which team is handling a client’s needs. Regarding its second value, the company emphasizes versatility, just like the popular cartoon character Gumby. And from sales to development to accounting, the company is laser-focused on doing the job right the first time, every time.
The future of work is here, and LineZero is helping to guide businesses down a path that can be fraught with hurdles and forks in the road. With LineZero’s help, businesses can traverse these paths smoothly, with an eye on creating collaborative and supportive work environments.