Technology has many uses in the workplace, such as keeping staff connected, opening up opportunities to tap into non-local talent and streamlining processes with automation. With many companies adopting digital or hybrid working practices, technology plays an increasingly important role. One company that is no stranger to the use of technology is the information and communications tech firm Fujitsu.
Well-known for its vast product offering – which ranges from PCs to servers and network solutions – technology plays a central role in day-to-day life at the organisation. So much so that Kelly Metcalf, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at Fujitsu admitted that, “without technology, I wouldn’t have a job at Fujitsu”. At role-level, Metcalf explained that technology has enabled her to keep in touch with co-workers around the world, and has allowed both her and her team to be able to process people data with a view to improving the employee experience.
Speaking to myGrapevine magazine, Metcalf sheds light on how technology helps in her current role (from acting as a good collaboration tool, to helping with the collection and analysis of diversity information), and how technology is supporting with some of the initiatives that she is currently working on. Plus, she tells us about her proudest moment with the company so far, and the goals that she has bookmarked for the year ahead.