When you think about digital disruption in educational institutions, most people’s automatic reaction is to think about the impact that technology is having on teaching and learning, including blended and online learning.

However, institutions are increasingly realizing that everyone in the organization – not just academic staff – need to adapt their work practices to available technology. Digital collaboration technologies are seen as critical to a broad range of future roles, not just remote workers. These technologies can be used in different ways based on whether an employee is anchored to a workstation or highly mobile.

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The below infographic and Workplace Revolution report were developed by Cisco to highlight the reasons why so many institutions are now focused on embedding digital collaboration technologies in their workplace. In fact, some institutions are well on their way, like Griffith University and Central Queensland University, two institutions that have invested in creating genuine workplaces of the future (and present).

Digital collaboration technologies provide organizations with the ability to access information, share, review, make decisions and implement in a collaborative way – all of characteristics of a contemporary digital institution.

Check out the Workplace Revolution report here, and read on for some of the report’s highlights.



Reg Johnson

General Manager, Education

Cisco Australia and New Zealand