Workforce Productivity & Collaboration

Covering the productivity, collaboration, communications and compliance technologies that are shaping the future of the collaborative work environment.


The Workforce Productivity and Collaboration (WPC) channel delivers market insight and strategic counsel to those deploying, providing and investing in the technologies shaping the future of collaborative work. A key theme for our agenda is how workforce tools are becoming more integrated, intelligent, social, self-organizing, automated and secure, which in turn is redefining how businesses think of their workflows and business processes. In essence, we track the technologies driving this future of work.


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Recent Reports in Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
Market Insight

The Coronavirus Impact: 20 Long-lasting Changes We Expect

451 Research's Workforce Productivity and Collaboration team put on our thinking caps and came up with 20 trends, across three main themes where we expect change to happen: the emergence of a new people management stack, growing emphasis on virtual engagements, and more empowerment at the workforce edge.

Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
Market Insight

Three Things HR Must Get Right in its COVID-19 Response

The sudden shift to large-scale remote work and social distancing has also taken a toll on human resources (HR) and the people function as well.

Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
Market Insight

Coronavirus Quick Fixes aren't Scalable; Business Leaders Must Rethink Work Itself

The shift to mass remote work will likely expose how much work across the enterprise has been stitched together based on assumptions, tradition, conversations, meetings and siloed tools giving very imperfect information, as well as...

Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
Market Insight

Coronavirus will Disrupt your Workforce: Ensure that you have the right Tooling Strategy for Remote Workers

No business function remains untouched by the rippling effects of the outbreak, with leadership needing to implement comprehensive mitigation strategies.

Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
2020 Trends Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in Workforce Transformation

In 2020 we anticipate seeing more around new approaches to visual and spatial productivity, a growing emphasis from HR and IT working in unison to craft an engaging employee experience, and new types of digital workspace.

Workforce Productivity & Collaboration
2020 Trends Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in Communications, Connectivity and Collaboration Technologies

The demand for more flexible, extensible and purposeful forms of communication is growing, taking enabling technologies out of application silos with growing programmability, voice user interfaces, and automation.