Say What? Daniel Evans Will Now Take Your ‘Workplace of the Future’ Questions
June 26, 2012
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If you’re like most Toyota Motor Sales associates, you now start each workday by powering up Outlook. This new software tool, included in the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs, has essentially replaced Lotus Notes as the company’s official pathway to business-related e-mail.
Even more importantly, the transition from Notes to Outlook has laid the foundation for the Workplace of the Future (WOF), an ambitious IT initiative across Toyota’s North American affiliates that aims to help us collaborate more closely, work more productively and adapt to changing business needs more efficiently. In all likelihood, it’s also raised a lot of questions.
Daniel Evans, IS technology manager and, specifically, the WOF product manager, has agreed to address these issues head-on. As he puts it, he is “responsible for identifying end-user requirements and delivering productivity and collaboration tools to support Toyota’s business operations.” Translation: he’s the guy who’s trying to make it easier for you to get your job done.
If you have questions about how Outlook, as well as other WOF programs such as Lync and SharePoint, can play a role in delivering on that noble goal, we invite you to click here
and send them our way. In keeping with the “Say What?” ground rules, we’ll forward the most intriguing and pertinent associate queries to Evans and, not too far down the road, will post his responses on Driver’s Seat
This is your chance to go straight to the source on a topic that affects each of us on a daily basis. Our virtual operators are standing by!
By Dan Miller