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Done well, a digital workplace can raise employee engagement, boost efficiency, and above all, create a more data-driven work environment for higher profitability.

But how do you do it well? That's the question that stumps many business leaders.

A new Gartner report has three recommendations that managers should consider when executing a digital workplace strategy:

1. Incorporate technology and human capital

Almost every job description today has technological requirements, and their reliance on technology will only increase with time. In a wide variety of industries, hiring technologically savvy employees is not just preferable, but imperative.

2. Nurture early successes

Taking business initiatives that create work efficiencies and incorporating a consumerized approach is a great way to engage your employees and start digitizing your workplace. According to Gartner, 30 percent of organizations will formalize workforce digital literacy strategies to improve business outcomes and employee engagement by 2018.

3. Create alignment with HR and IT

Initiating a close IT/HR partnership to coordinate projects, changing demographics, changing roles and job skills, and organizational structure will help to ensure alignment with business goals. Interestingly, Gartner predicts that 50% of IT will support assets and services outside their IT service portfolio by 2018.