The age of digital disruption in the workplace

The age of digital disruption in the workplace

The world of digital disruption is upon us. Digital transformation is the hot topic right now, with businesses and organisations across every industry exploring new technologies and opportunities to strengthen and achieve a variety of goals. The majority of the focus has been on the technical innovation, but, there is a crucial element that we must not loose focus on - and that is ensuring that the workforce is guided though this all-important transition. 

If organisations don’t implement the right education, your digital transformation becomes redundant. There is little point in doing it at all if your workforce isn’t aware on the best ways to navigate, or indeed why is the digital transformation happening? Not only that, but digital transformation can entirely transform the entire company culture, and you need the entire organisation to cooperate with this for it to be successful implementation. Where does a company begin? How are employees effectively engaged who don't have technology within their remit? How do you communicate your aim effectively?

Delivering the change

Your workforce needs transparency when embarking on the digital transformation journey. You want your organisation to understand why you are doing it and, in turn, to share this goal with you, working together for a common goal. To do so, you must effectively facilitate communication that enable you to present your initiatives clearly, and digestible by all, irrespective of their level of capability. Through sharing what you hope to achieve and how digital transformation will get you there, you can encourage your workforce to embrace innovation and creativity. Plus, it opens the door for ideas and contributions from your employees that you may wish to take on board.

However, change is not always welcomed with open arms. Organisations must be mindful of this as all too often, human nature equates change with fear, leaving employees reluctant for a revamp of the business. What's more, by going increasingly digital and technology focussed, employees may worry that they will end out of a job due to the fear that technology will take over. Again though, it returns to transparency. By addressing the digital transformation to your organisation on a periodic basis, employees will feel valued and included in the process. Not only that, but your employees will benefit from knowing that by going through digital transformation, it will enable their roles to be of a higher impact. For example, customer-facing employees will find that consumers will be more satisfied by the new offerings that the digital transformation affords. In turn, your organisation will enjoy a continuous loop of happy customers equating to happy employees, and vice versa. Take advantage of the services offering by a Digital Transformation Consultancy who can help you navigate these uncharted waters and provide the services needed for a successful transformation. Book a complimentary consultation with Techolony today.

The opportunities for development

All employees must be made aware that digital transformation presents new opportunities that personally benefits their education, skillset and successful progression within the business - staff will now have more opportunities to personally develop and add more to their work portfolio. To successfully achieve a full adoption, there needs to be a simultaneous uptake in the new direction and a forgiving environment during the learning stage. Inevitably there will be highs and lows with this transition, but through sharing unified objectives and having a transparent communication stream, your business will exceed your projections.

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