Most arguments favour Digital Transformation yet there are still skeptics. The undeniable fact that an enabled workforce that perform at new heights in their work and personal lives is a major asset to the organisation which benefits all stakeholders. This enabling of the workforce is the result of successful Digital Transformation.
A well-designed strategy that promotes productive behavior and skills energizes an organisation’s workforce and is an essential element of any successful transformation.
Digital Transformation has two parts – people and technology. People come first every time for the reason that Digital Transformation without people transformation is a failure. Enabling people through technology, in turn, enables the technology to transform the business.
Workforce enablement doesn’t stop with technology, it also includes the transfer of knowledge and skills. With learning deeply integrated into our transformation strategies, the workforce is equipped to be the best version of themselves. They become assets to the business as well as assets to themselves.
This is the Capability Building of the workforce.
Capability building changes how people live and work. It strips the workday down to its most basic components and rebuilds it into simplified and more efficient versions, embedding new habits, behaviors, and methods into the manual and legacy tasks.
The lessons are mostly basic
(for example, how to hold a meeting in 30 minutes instead of an hour and how to write the most effective emails)
Some are more sophisticated
(for example, prioritizing responsibilities and how to anticipate, and thus avoid poor project outcomes)
They can also be technical or functional in nature.
( for example, how to create an efficient supply-chain organization, employees can build capabilities in forecasting, segmented networks, demand planning, inventory management, and more.
And Lessons on Personal Growth
( for example, Personal Finances, Confidence, Motivation, Turning weaknesses into strengths, Self Understanding, Purpose-Passion-Vision)
These are examples of many more that get laid out in detail during the Discovery phase of Business Transformation. These core ideas might sound like common sense, but we’ve learned they are rarely common practices consistently applied across an organization.
This disconnect between yesterday and today is ultimately behavioral, so we turn to behavioral science for solutions. An effective capability building strategy relies on three key elements:
Leadership Role Modelling
More info on these elements of effective capability building will be available soon in our LEARN BY DIGITAL-HQ info pack.
We are at the most significant junction of our time, presented by a very unique opportunity to revisit the way things in business are done. Work and personal lives have never been this entwined. Contrary to previous expectations, this entwinement is the best thing that could have happened to the work and personal life balance sheet. People equipped with the right tools and digital work environments deliver more efficient and higher quality work in less time.
This excess time is gifted back to family life, a big win for both business and its people.