There have been several articles and visuals, published recently illustrating what has led digital transformation within organizations and driving change for post COVID business operations.
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Using digital technology allows companies to do more with less, leading to increased efficiencies, cost savings and excites the next generation of talent entering the industry. But what exactly does the future look like now? Will organizations simply fall back to old habits, or will they use this time to reinvent themselves and embrace digital technology?
It has been noted that it is no easy feat and there are challenges involved in the process of digital transformation. As mentioned by Thomas H. Davenport and Thomas C. Redman, Digital Transformation Comes Down to Talent in 4 Key Areas: Technology, Data, Process and Organizational Change Capability. To further that “Technology is the engine of digital transformation, data is the fuel, process is the guidance system, and organizational change capability is the landing gear. You need them all, and they must function well together”.
The global pandemic gave many of us an awakening and pushed us to adopt new digital work environments like video conferencing, webinars and virtual events, in a very short amount of time. Some organizations were more prepared than others. Being a software technology company, we were able to transition into remote work immediately.
This has now given companies time to evaluate and rebuild their digital strategies to cut costs and create efficiencies.
Here are a few steps to consider when adopting new technologies.
Step 1 – Create a Technology adoption strategy
Step 2 – Analyze your current systems
Step 3 – Ensure buy-in by all key stakeholders
Step 4 – Ensure training is provided
Step 5 – Combine change management with the technology deployment
Step 6 – Have a solid governance group
Step 7 –Continuous improvement
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Published by Trent Marx, President & CEO at Resource Energy Solutions