The world has changed. The exponential growth of productivity, information sharing, mobility, and collaboration is reshaping the business world faster and more pervasively than any other time in history. Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix are just a few examples of how the pace of innovation has created a new competitive landscape where size is no longer protection against smaller, faster, and more agile companies.
As the lifespan of businesses continue to shrink, there are a number of reasons why your organization will want to undergo digital transformation, but by far the most likely reason is that you don’t have any other choice – it’s survival!
Enable Your Business by Enabling Your Workforce
If you want to make digital transformation a reality for your organization (and avoid disruption), you need to start by transforming your workforce.
Throughout this blog series, we’ve referred to this as “Workforce Transformation.” We talked about the new digital workforce landscape and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.
We covered Four Ps of Digital Transformation -- a framework to help organizations accelerate their digital transformation journeys. To refresh your memory, this framework integrates the 4 components of the NEW business model, ready and able to embrace the next level innovation and build resilience against the fast-moving digital future.
These 4 key ingredients include:
- Productivity: Get more done with less
- Platform: Anywhere, any device access to information with modern IT management
- Protection: Safeguard information wherever work is done
- People: Enable your people to adapt and embrace continual change
How to Lead Innovation and Transformation
Workforce Transformation doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. It is accomplished by devising a clear, staged approach. This begins by identifying a specific business problem or new opportunity. In collaboration with various areas of the business (and often in partnership with a team of digital strategy experts), you can start to define use cases around the pain points and opportunities that map to the right technology solutions. After deployment, the transformation isn’t over. You must enable your people to embrace the change that comes with innovation. And once you reach success, the cycle continues.
The time for progress is now and always. Continual innovation must seep into the natural way your business makes decisions, adapts, and evolves every day.