Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
— Warren Bennis

The modern digital workplace

Digital Transformation has become a buzz word over the past few years, creating excitement, confusion and angst for leaders and organisations everywhere.
The questions flood in with conflicting answers depending on where you look, who you ask or who is trying to sell you something:

  • What is it?
  • Why is it so important?
  • Where do we start?
  • What are we aiming for?
  • How much will it cost?
  • We just upgraded our systems - didn't we?

We have seen organisations engage numerous consultants from virtually every discipline to conduct reviews and produce reports, simply to produce increased change fatigue and cynicism for staff with little real impact (not to mention the cost). In most cases, this is not purely a reflection on the consultants or systems implemented. Too many organisations want a quick fix that will cost them virtually nothing. Unfortunately, they end up with exactly that – virtually nothing. Transformation does not need to be as expensive as you may fear, but it does require the significant investment of focus, time and resources, along with your budget.

Becoming a modern digital workplace is not simply an activity that is "performed" on the organisation; it is a mindset shift that will impact every level of the organisation in various ways. The journey and the destination is unique for everyone and requires clarity, leadership and engagement to leverage appropriate processes and technologies. We recognise that navigating this pathway is not obvious for many and requires a unique set of skills and expertise. 

Think about how real-time navigation has changed the way we get to a new destination. Not too long ago we’d probably have used a map to figure out what we thought was the best route. Then while driving this best-guess route, a change to traffic conditions that we didn't hear on the radio would mean we’d drive straight into congested traffic.

Imagine you were taking the same kind of trip today. For a start, the navigation app provides advice about your destination and determines the best route. And then it helps you stay on track while on the move. What would you do if you heard “Your route is experiencing 20 minutes of congestion ahead, do you want to take an alternative route to save 15 minutes?” You could simply ignore the recommendation, or argue with your GPS about the ‘best’ way. But more than likely you’d listen to the advice and arrive at your destination more relaxed and faster than someone else who didn’t utilise the same advice.

This real-time advice is increasingly what is needed to navigate the complex and ever-changing nature of digital transformation. Much like the navigation app, we partner with organisations to help them identify the destination, map a course and adapt to changing conditions based on information and insight. We help you to ensure that the digital transformation journey is as effective as possible.

We help build modern digital workplaces.

Action is the foundational key to all success.
— Pablo Picasso
 
 

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