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How Accenture provides the right experiences, tools and environment to work in a modern way. https://accntu.re/37jO2hk

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  1. 1. STORIES How Accenture provides the right experiences, tools and environment to work in a modern way Empowering digital workers
  2. 2. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Creating frictionless experiences Accenture is embracing digital transformation to enable our organization to work in a modern, smart way. We want our people to seamlessly and securely connect, collaborate and create with team members and clients. And we want to offer them the experience and capabilities that means they can perform on their best day, every day. For some time, digital has defined how Accenture operates. At the same time as reinventing the role of the traditional office to offer a digital workplace for our people around the world, we needed to empower our people to embrace new ways of working. Whether working from home, in an Accenture office, at a client site, on the go or in virtual reality, we don’t want to be limited by the definitions of hybrid, virtual and flex work. What matters is the frictionless work experience, tailored to individual needs at a specific moment in time. By breaking down traditional boundaries and bringing together our technologies with human ingenuity, we aim to improve the overall digital experience for our people. To empower them to do their best work we provide the right tools, technologies and support. And, by applying an integrated, user-centric change management approach, we help them to make an impact, wherever they are. Call for change
  3. 3. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Enabling modern work tomorrow When tech meets human ingenuity Accenture has a large, diverse employee population of more than 600,000 people who work in different ways—and technology helps them to do so. Recent Accenture research has found that 85% of people who feel they can be productive everywhere say that they plan to stay with their company for a long time. Becoming digital workers makes that more likely. As a result, Accenture undertook several different sessions and workshops with our people, project sponsors and marketing and communications teams to better understand how our people work today and what they need to enable their work tomorrow.
  4. 4. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved We put the digital employee experience first. Working with the business, the global IT team is focused on reimagining digital experiences that better suit how our people work and what could help them feel more empowered and be more productive in the future. Our experience design study pioneers a culture focused on defining the business need and human experience first, with the fundamentals of user interaction, seamless user experience, mobile standards and measurable results to ease outcomes. We support collaboration and to keep everyone on track we’ve developed a Digital Experience Score—a holistic view of six dimensions that work together to drive conversations and actions to improve experience, such as usability or performance. Video has proven to be a powerful way to communicate in the digital age. We want to not only create high-end video and broadcast productions that communicate effectively with our digital workers but also engage those same digital workers in producing their own affordable content. Our dedicated global studio facilities, Accenture Productions, brings together cutting-edge IT and television broadcasting technology with creative talent to connect people through video and live events face-to-face, anywhere, anytime. While our extended reality and virtual strategy, coupled with next- generation streaming standards, contributes to this powerhouse capability. Here are some of the major milestones of our digital worker program: When tech meets human ingenuity We provided the right tools, technologies and support. With an organization of more than 600,000 people, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to devices and the right tools. Accenture has more than 30 different types of personal computers available in our catalog so that employee choice can be accommodated. Enablement has been the focus, especially in recent times where a series of acquisitions has seen us grow our headcount by 118,000 people in short order. We are also undertaking a pilot program to roll out 60,000 virtual reality headsets across a number of different countries to give our tech-savvy people the opportunity to try this new tech tool. To be sure we have the right technologies in place we evaluated more than 100 platforms and applications and then streamlined and invested in solutions that optimize our digital transformation goals. Key enterprise platforms include Microsoft 365, the Microsoft Power Platform, ServiceNow, Microsoft Teams. Our global IT organization needs to provide high-quality, multi- channel, intuitive technology support across a vast, global employee base at optimal cost, while ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction. Employee technology support is made easier through our streamlined infrastructure with a single application technology platform, more than 95% of Accenture applications in the cloud and a robust collaboration infrastructure. We adopted a robust change and adoption strategy. Empowering our people to be a collaborative, productive and innovative workforce relies not only on having the enabling tools and technologies, but also making sure people know how to make the best use of them. Core objectives in our change and adoption strategy were to create an integrated, user-centric management approach across all digital worker tools and to enable employees to adopt them to work in a modern way. We focused on behaviors, explaining why they’re using certain technology and the value it delivers , so that users naturally adopt changes in their daily flow.
  5. 5. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved When tech meets human ingenuity Our change and adoption approach consists of four key stages: Defining a clear journey and change management strategy: Our dedicated Journey & Change Management Center of Excellence (CoE) helps Accenture people know how to use our technology to achieve business objectives and outcomes. Adopting a modern approach to IT deployment: We’ve adopted a user-centric approach with elements like design thinking, gamification and next-generation communications. When we offer live workshops and learning, we employ storytelling and interaction to bring the content to life and engage with learners. Focusing on the vital role of adoption: Adoption doesn’t end when the new technology is deployed. It starts after the technology is rolled out and needs to continue for some time. Maintaining end-user support and enablement ongoing: Happy users evangelize more reluctant users—and bring greater overall stickiness for the technology for the longer term. Once we knew how people work and what they needed to be productive, we looked at the scope, the apps and hardware used by all Accenture people and we targeted our efforts; for example, when we rolled out Microsoft Teams, we took a three-stage crawl (based on social, community sharing), walk (based on a specific task or purpose), run (integral to business purposes) approach so that we could properly explain the benefits and have time to adapt current behaviors in stages. We developed a standard measurement approach across all our initiatives so that we could direct our efforts toward the areas that needed it most. We measured the effectiveness of change activities, the adoption of new behaviors, results and business outcomes and customer satisfaction. We empowered our people. Corporate functions and individuals across the company are no longer waiting for IT to deliver solutions for them. Instead, they’re using resources, such as the Microsoft Power Platform, and building solutions for themselves. They are finding ways to automate their own work and make their teams more productive. This shift in mindset has also highlighted the concept of reusability. Individuals and teams are now able to create their own assets and make them centrally available. People across Accenture are making use of what is already available, resulting in a more productive, faster workforce. 01 02 03 04
  6. 6. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Here are some of the means our people can tap into today to be better digital workers: When tech meets human ingenuity Windows 10 Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Surface Hubs An innovative as-a-service In-Place Upgrade tool that enables deployments at scale and pace. Employees can work in a browser and collaborate simultaneously on documents in the cloud. From a chat and conferencing tool to a digital cockpit where work gets done by integrating third-party applications. Offer click-to-join on Microsoft Teams and enable our people to collaborate with meeting participants on a shared whiteboard. Media & Content Creation Accenture Portal Accenture Support Portal Mobile apps Provides a diverse range of video and audio solutions that work for everyone, regardless of their level of expertise The gateway to all things Accenture and the main means of keeping the company’s workforce connected, informed and enabled. The go-to platform for digital workers to get self-service support and/or live assistance to solve technical issues or submit requests. Create unified, integrated services and experiences for our people across websites, devices and touchpoints as they use several types of devices to do their work. Enterprise Search OneDrive for Business Social collaboration (Yammer and more) Microsoft Power Platform Enables “One Accenture” with relevant content, real-time answers and access to subject matter experts. Equipping our people for collaboration securely, sustainably and cost-effectively. Blogs, internal sites, messaging and people pages are just some of the ways our people interact with each other. Empowers our people to become citizen developers by customizing their own applications. They can iterate and rapidly prototype to improve what they deliver and when.
  7. 7. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved A valuable difference Building next-level collaboration Today, Accenture provides our people with many application choices to collaborate and work—and enjoy what they do. Here are some of the keys to success in developing digital workers: New ways to collaborate are being discovered as we focus on improving the relationship between people and information. Mobility is important, as is extranet sharing, machine learning and analytics as we seek to understand internal social and collaboration activity. And we will continue to implement discovery features on our cloud storage platform. To cultivate digital workers we knew we needed to shift from a tool-centric “how-to” approach to an open-minded, borderless collaboration. Our people are looking to work smart and find more value from the tools they use—it’s the perfect combination of technology and human ingenuity. Don’t be shy of taking risks: We wanted our digital worker toolkit to be a go-to when people are figuring out how to deliver innovation to our clients. To be different, we need to embrace new experiences, such as how and where we work, enabling mobility and bringing real stories and testimonies to life to show what good looks like. Understand the vision: We did the background work necessary to understand what being digital worker really means. We felt passionate about the messaging, behaviors and the brand, but knew that these elements depended on a clear understanding of where we were headed. We made sure we stayed close to the parameters we had set early on. People-first approach: We use an employee-centric approach focused on behavior instead of technology. We took the time needed to tell the story about how technology enables the behaviors and built a culture of collaboration. Leaders helped us to demonstrate behaviors and celebrate grassroots adoption.
  8. 8. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved. Accenture and its logo are trademarks of Accenture. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com. Contact Jason Warnke Senior Managing Director Global IT Digital Experiences Lead Sarah Dugan Managing Director Global IT Journey & Change Management Tony Leraris Managing Director Global IT Live Technology Services & Support /jason-warnke /sarah-dugan /tony-leraris Karen Odegaard Managing Director Global IT Technology Platforms Grant Gengelbach Director Global IT Technology Platforms Bryan Asmus Senior Manager Global IT Digital Experience, Journey & Change Management /karen-odegaard /grant-gengelbach /bryan-asmus

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How Accenture provides the right experiences, tools and environment to work in a modern way. https://accntu.re/37jO2hk

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  1. 1. STORIES How Accenture provides the right experiences, tools and environment to work in a modern way Empowering digital workers
  2. 2. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Creating frictionless experiences Accenture is embracing digital transformation to enable our organization to work in a modern, smart way. We want our people to seamlessly and securely connect, collaborate and create with team members and clients. And we want to offer them the experience and capabilities that means they can perform on their best day, every day. For some time, digital has defined how Accenture operates. At the same time as reinventing the role of the traditional office to offer a digital workplace for our people around the world, we needed to empower our people to embrace new ways of working. Whether working from home, in an Accenture office, at a client site, on the go or in virtual reality, we don’t want to be limited by the definitions of hybrid, virtual and flex work. What matters is the frictionless work experience, tailored to individual needs at a specific moment in time. By breaking down traditional boundaries and bringing together our technologies with human ingenuity, we aim to improve the overall digital experience for our people. To empower them to do their best work we provide the right tools, technologies and support. And, by applying an integrated, user-centric change management approach, we help them to make an impact, wherever they are. Call for change
  3. 3. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Enabling modern work tomorrow When tech meets human ingenuity Accenture has a large, diverse employee population of more than 600,000 people who work in different ways—and technology helps them to do so. Recent Accenture research has found that 85% of people who feel they can be productive everywhere say that they plan to stay with their company for a long time. Becoming digital workers makes that more likely. As a result, Accenture undertook several different sessions and workshops with our people, project sponsors and marketing and communications teams to better understand how our people work today and what they need to enable their work tomorrow.
  4. 4. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved We put the digital employee experience first. Working with the business, the global IT team is focused on reimagining digital experiences that better suit how our people work and what could help them feel more empowered and be more productive in the future. Our experience design study pioneers a culture focused on defining the business need and human experience first, with the fundamentals of user interaction, seamless user experience, mobile standards and measurable results to ease outcomes. We support collaboration and to keep everyone on track we’ve developed a Digital Experience Score—a holistic view of six dimensions that work together to drive conversations and actions to improve experience, such as usability or performance. Video has proven to be a powerful way to communicate in the digital age. We want to not only create high-end video and broadcast productions that communicate effectively with our digital workers but also engage those same digital workers in producing their own affordable content. Our dedicated global studio facilities, Accenture Productions, brings together cutting-edge IT and television broadcasting technology with creative talent to connect people through video and live events face-to-face, anywhere, anytime. While our extended reality and virtual strategy, coupled with next- generation streaming standards, contributes to this powerhouse capability. Here are some of the major milestones of our digital worker program: When tech meets human ingenuity We provided the right tools, technologies and support. With an organization of more than 600,000 people, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to devices and the right tools. Accenture has more than 30 different types of personal computers available in our catalog so that employee choice can be accommodated. Enablement has been the focus, especially in recent times where a series of acquisitions has seen us grow our headcount by 118,000 people in short order. We are also undertaking a pilot program to roll out 60,000 virtual reality headsets across a number of different countries to give our tech-savvy people the opportunity to try this new tech tool. To be sure we have the right technologies in place we evaluated more than 100 platforms and applications and then streamlined and invested in solutions that optimize our digital transformation goals. Key enterprise platforms include Microsoft 365, the Microsoft Power Platform, ServiceNow, Microsoft Teams. Our global IT organization needs to provide high-quality, multi- channel, intuitive technology support across a vast, global employee base at optimal cost, while ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction. Employee technology support is made easier through our streamlined infrastructure with a single application technology platform, more than 95% of Accenture applications in the cloud and a robust collaboration infrastructure. We adopted a robust change and adoption strategy. Empowering our people to be a collaborative, productive and innovative workforce relies not only on having the enabling tools and technologies, but also making sure people know how to make the best use of them. Core objectives in our change and adoption strategy were to create an integrated, user-centric management approach across all digital worker tools and to enable employees to adopt them to work in a modern way. We focused on behaviors, explaining why they’re using certain technology and the value it delivers , so that users naturally adopt changes in their daily flow.
  5. 5. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved When tech meets human ingenuity Our change and adoption approach consists of four key stages: Defining a clear journey and change management strategy: Our dedicated Journey & Change Management Center of Excellence (CoE) helps Accenture people know how to use our technology to achieve business objectives and outcomes. Adopting a modern approach to IT deployment: We’ve adopted a user-centric approach with elements like design thinking, gamification and next-generation communications. When we offer live workshops and learning, we employ storytelling and interaction to bring the content to life and engage with learners. Focusing on the vital role of adoption: Adoption doesn’t end when the new technology is deployed. It starts after the technology is rolled out and needs to continue for some time. Maintaining end-user support and enablement ongoing: Happy users evangelize more reluctant users—and bring greater overall stickiness for the technology for the longer term. Once we knew how people work and what they needed to be productive, we looked at the scope, the apps and hardware used by all Accenture people and we targeted our efforts; for example, when we rolled out Microsoft Teams, we took a three-stage crawl (based on social, community sharing), walk (based on a specific task or purpose), run (integral to business purposes) approach so that we could properly explain the benefits and have time to adapt current behaviors in stages. We developed a standard measurement approach across all our initiatives so that we could direct our efforts toward the areas that needed it most. We measured the effectiveness of change activities, the adoption of new behaviors, results and business outcomes and customer satisfaction. We empowered our people. Corporate functions and individuals across the company are no longer waiting for IT to deliver solutions for them. Instead, they’re using resources, such as the Microsoft Power Platform, and building solutions for themselves. They are finding ways to automate their own work and make their teams more productive. This shift in mindset has also highlighted the concept of reusability. Individuals and teams are now able to create their own assets and make them centrally available. People across Accenture are making use of what is already available, resulting in a more productive, faster workforce. 01 02 03 04
  6. 6. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Here are some of the means our people can tap into today to be better digital workers: When tech meets human ingenuity Windows 10 Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Surface Hubs An innovative as-a-service In-Place Upgrade tool that enables deployments at scale and pace. Employees can work in a browser and collaborate simultaneously on documents in the cloud. From a chat and conferencing tool to a digital cockpit where work gets done by integrating third-party applications. Offer click-to-join on Microsoft Teams and enable our people to collaborate with meeting participants on a shared whiteboard. Media & Content Creation Accenture Portal Accenture Support Portal Mobile apps Provides a diverse range of video and audio solutions that work for everyone, regardless of their level of expertise The gateway to all things Accenture and the main means of keeping the company’s workforce connected, informed and enabled. The go-to platform for digital workers to get self-service support and/or live assistance to solve technical issues or submit requests. Create unified, integrated services and experiences for our people across websites, devices and touchpoints as they use several types of devices to do their work. Enterprise Search OneDrive for Business Social collaboration (Yammer and more) Microsoft Power Platform Enables “One Accenture” with relevant content, real-time answers and access to subject matter experts. Equipping our people for collaboration securely, sustainably and cost-effectively. Blogs, internal sites, messaging and people pages are just some of the ways our people interact with each other. Empowers our people to become citizen developers by customizing their own applications. They can iterate and rapidly prototype to improve what they deliver and when.
  7. 7. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved A valuable difference Building next-level collaboration Today, Accenture provides our people with many application choices to collaborate and work—and enjoy what they do. Here are some of the keys to success in developing digital workers: New ways to collaborate are being discovered as we focus on improving the relationship between people and information. Mobility is important, as is extranet sharing, machine learning and analytics as we seek to understand internal social and collaboration activity. And we will continue to implement discovery features on our cloud storage platform. To cultivate digital workers we knew we needed to shift from a tool-centric “how-to” approach to an open-minded, borderless collaboration. Our people are looking to work smart and find more value from the tools they use—it’s the perfect combination of technology and human ingenuity. Don’t be shy of taking risks: We wanted our digital worker toolkit to be a go-to when people are figuring out how to deliver innovation to our clients. To be different, we need to embrace new experiences, such as how and where we work, enabling mobility and bringing real stories and testimonies to life to show what good looks like. Understand the vision: We did the background work necessary to understand what being digital worker really means. We felt passionate about the messaging, behaviors and the brand, but knew that these elements depended on a clear understanding of where we were headed. We made sure we stayed close to the parameters we had set early on. People-first approach: We use an employee-centric approach focused on behavior instead of technology. We took the time needed to tell the story about how technology enables the behaviors and built a culture of collaboration. Leaders helped us to demonstrate behaviors and celebrate grassroots adoption.
  8. 8. Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved Copyright © 2022 Accenture. All rights reserved. Accenture and its logo are trademarks of Accenture. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com. Contact Jason Warnke Senior Managing Director Global IT Digital Experiences Lead Sarah Dugan Managing Director Global IT Journey & Change Management Tony Leraris Managing Director Global IT Live Technology Services & Support /jason-warnke /sarah-dugan /tony-leraris Karen Odegaard Managing Director Global IT Technology Platforms Grant Gengelbach Director Global IT Technology Platforms Bryan Asmus Senior Manager Global IT Digital Experience, Journey & Change Management /karen-odegaard /grant-gengelbach /bryan-asmus

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