Digital Transformation – A Human Challenge
That two-word phrase; those 21 characters; all the buzz and hype—DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION—it is everywhere, but what does it really mean and how will it affect your organization?
To put it in the simplest of terms, Digital Transformation means embracing digital technologies. It is the outcome, the effect, of digitalization. The process of digitalization is different for every organization and comes with host of opportunities and challenges; many of which are unique in nature.
If you read industry reports or listen to the major IT software and services providers, the shift is happening and happening now. One report from Microsoft says “86% of CEOs consider Digital their #1 priority,” but only 27% of businesses have a Digital Transformation strategy based on research by Forrester. These statistics point to the very fact that leaders know they need to transform their businesses, but they just don’t know where to begin.
Instead of listening to the buzz and market hype, the best place to begin your transformation is by looking inward and understanding your unique business challenges and goals. Think specifically about your organization and more importantly, about the people and culture that make up your organization because they will be your guide in this transformation. As most change management experts know, technology is not the agent of change; the agents of change are the people adopting those technologies.
At New Signature, our mission is to deliver innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. Why human challenges and not business challenges? In our experience, it is the people within the business that have identified a problem which requires a technology solution. It is inherently a human challenge, which we will solve through a combination of strategic planning, technology design and build, user adoption and system management. There is no true endpoint in achieving Digital Transformation, it requires continuous process, people and technology improvements.
There is great opportunity for organizations to truly transform and embrace the cloud and all it has to offer, and it begins with your team, with each individual to be committed to the future vision for your modern business. Get your team excited about all that lies ahead and explain the benefits, from an organizational perspective and for each team member and department. Digital transformation is fully transformative, affecting your business strategically and during every day tasks.
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