Building a digital culture
The question of implementation is very difficult to answer as this will certainly be different from organisation to organisation. However, the fundamentals remain applicable across all industries and verticals. As you, the reader may have realised, the digital transformation will require that age-old management styles be adapted to include new digital, data and technology.
Successful digital transformation is about people!
We are living in the information age and it has brought with it the ability to be completely digital. The tools are readily available to take full advantage of digitisation and automation, so why are so many organisations failing at getting this right?
Steering the business in the right direction with the right Digital Strategy
The first consideration on embarking on the road to Digital Transformation for your business; is the role of leadership buy-in and support for transformation. Last week I wrote about the impact of your business’ current paper processes and the compliance requirements such processes must meet. This week we will consider the fundamental importance that a well-considered Digital Strategy will play in your organisation’s digital transformation journey.
Leading the digital transformation journey through automation
This week I want to position the second consideration on the digital transformation journey. Where do I even start? An organisation is a complex machine made up of many cogs and gears and all functioning quite independently from each other. How does an organisation approach digital transformation on such a large scale? Well, it doesn’t! We see that organisations are taking a ‘’per process’’ approach.
Embarking on the digital transformation journey
In order to guide businesses on where to start on the digital transformation journey, I provide this guide. It may not be the definitive guide to digital transformation but could at least establish thought considerations when creating your business’s digital transformation roadmap. In my opinion, there are 5 key factors which must all align before any digital transformation journey should be attempted. I shall cover each of these 5 key factors during the next 5 blogs.
Out with a provider in with a partner
From a digital perspective, globally, business was only now (2016) realising that the consumer is more connected, more educated, better informed and therefore bolder and more empowered. Suddenly the ‘’madmen’’ mentality was gone, and business was confronted with an entirely new breed of consumer whom it needed to target.
Is your business ready for 4IR?
I have taken a different approach in explaining ‘’digital transformation’’ and have found that the best place to start is to explain what ‘’digital transformation’’ is not. Digital transformation is not about the internet. Digital transformation is not getting a website or and mobile app for your business, it is also not the creation or implementation of a social media and or a digital strategy for your business. Digital Transformation is the complete re-invention of the fundamental…
The South African business landscape is a very interesting space in which to be functioning. I am sure all development agencies will agree, that we get exposed to a wide array of industries, and this, for however brief a moment, gives us valuable insight into their unique trade environments and challenges. What is especially noticeable, is that every industry, however small, corporate, or relaxed it may be, to some degree practices administrative, manufacturing or development processes.