Digital Transformation Fear and Challenge

by Aug 4, 2019Digital Strategy, Digital Workplace, Innovation0 comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Digital transformation implies a change in mentality and requires reorganizing and adapting work methods to the strategies of the new digital ecosystem.

A Digital Transformation process consists of applying digital skills and new technologies and Design to tools, methods, products or assets of a company. The intended outcome will improve their efficiency and see new opportunities for expansion, competitive advantage and diversification. 

Digital Transformation is more than digitizing things. It requires the reorganization and adaptation of its work methods and strategies to the new [cm_tooltip_parse]digital ecosystem[/cm_tooltip_parse] in which survival is as relevant as flexibility, dynamism, innovation or competitiveness.

The fear of change

The fear of change remains entrenched even in many companies delaying their adaptation and transformation. Although Digital Transformation as a practice is maturing and companies are more aware of their need to align with this new paradigm. Without such alignment, most companies that turn a blind eye will perish. The metamorphosis requires a change of cultural mentality and behaviours. Organizational transformation in the entire business needs to take place iteratively. All areas of the company will be addressed from processes, products, services, points of contact with the client, business model, people, clients, etc. 

Technology plays a vital role in all departments and areas of the company to meet strategic goals and objectives. Technology provides many advantages to automating processes, break down space-time barriers, improve communication, increase efficiency and minimize cost.

Companies must face the following challenges:  

Investment and research

Companies must assume they need to investigate and modernize their processes and programs. Transformation must be supported from the top down through executive stakeholders. Budgets must be developed to help an iterative agile approach to the executions of strategies. Research should be done through an empathetic understanding of the consumer.

Human Resources  

It is necessary for this second challenge, to involve all your human capital, workers must be motivated. Companies need templates of skilled workers capable of solving their tasks with agility, hence continuing education is a fundamental pillar. Specialists and professionals will be responsible for teaching the management and knowledge of the new tools. 

Communications

Digital communication and new communication tools adapted to the company. Each company will carry out a personalized digitalization process, adapted to its needs, in addition to progressive incorporation of digital communication, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things or Smart City. 

Business strategies.

Constant innovation and perpetual competitiveness are the distant but achievable goals of the organization. The challenges are the order of the day, and continuous updates are necessary focuses on the business strategy. The brand must maintain a good reputation. Constant innovation executed internally to adapt to the new needs of the customer and the market.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]