New Deloitte and Workplace alliance will focus on growing need for remote working tools

Deloitte's dedicated Workplace practice will help organisations find better ways for employees to connect, share ideas and collaborate.

1 October 2020

Millions of employees that are able to work from home may be preparing to do so for the foreseeable future, while those that aren’t will continue to travel to their workplace. This mixed workforce makes getting work done while maintaining a team culture difficult. But as the working world has found in recent months, the right technology can close the gaps that COVID-19 creates, and make teams feel connected even when they’re apart.

In fact, according to a recent study, since the end of April, 90% of companies believe their culture has improved, 84% believe employee engagement has gone up, and 83% believe their employee experience is better.

The challenge for business leaders is to maintain this and to identify the tools their employees need as they work in different ways.

Announcing our global alliance with Deloitte

We’re delighted to announce we’ll be working with Deloitte to help find a solution. In a first for the two companies, Deloitte will establish a new, dedicated Workplace practice within its Future of Work group that will include experts in employee experience transformation, configuration, technology integration, content, risk and cyber security. The current team of 10 will help clients explore how they can use Workplace to connect their organizations, revamp their tech stacks, collaborate with third parties via Multi-Company Groups and be more remote-friendly.

Deloitte Partner Giles Warner said, "Deloitte and Facebook’s alliance will create new opportunities for employees to connect and share ideas, boosting productivity for organisations and interaction between teams. It's vital that businesses provide tools that allow people to engage with their colleagues seamlessly, particularly at a time when many are working apart from their teams, either from home or to deliver important public and consumer services.

“Workplace has seen rapid growth and we’re looking forward to working closely with them to bring new opportunities to organisations looking to boost employee experience and engagement."

Workplace VP Julien Codorniou added, “Companies are now laser focused on serving both their employees and customers. As a result, we’re seeing an increase in demand for easy-to-use, mobile-first tools that enhance productivity, employee satisfaction and make communicating seamless.

“Workplace passed the 5M paid user milestone in less than three years, and in the current environment we’re seeing a greater increase in demand. We’re excited to work with Deloitte to serve the growing need for digital transformation and tech tools that make everyone’s working lives easier.”

The two organizations have already worked together to deploy Workplace to companies including the British Olympic Association.

Andy Anson, CEO of the British Olympic Association, said: “Effective teamwork is central to our ethos at Team GB and needs to be built on strong communication. By working with Deloitte to implement Workplace from Facebook, groups from across Team GB are now able to share key information and personal updates, building a better sense of community and camaraderie. This has allowed and will increasingly allow us to prepare for the Games in a more innovative and effective way, fostering a better sense of cohesion across the team.”

To find out more about our new alliance, please visit our website here.

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