Productivity seems to be a big issue at the moment. When the Internet was first introduced, I used to think as a company director I needed a crystal ball in one hand and a magic wand in the other. It seems like we are at the start of another period of transformational change that is going to make a significant impact on business, as the Internet has had over the last 20 years. Although it seems to be happening faster this time.
So how do you transform your business to stay competitive and grow?
Organisations are being challenged to embrace digital technologies, which are frequently touted as a solution to all their problems. Digital learning technologies certainly do have the potential to transform both your processes and people, so that you can drive productivity.
The spectrum ranges from companies who are doing nothing, due to fear of doing the wrong thing or lack of investment, all the way through to organisations who are embracing full automation. I expect you will be somewhere between these two extremes.
There is a lot of talk about the mobile revolution/virtual reality/wearables etc. but deciding which technology will make an impact on your organisation right now is what you really need to know.
To successfully implement change, it is critical to bring your colleagues along the journey with you. Innovations are best driven from within your business, and upskilling your staff and shifting their mind set is a significant part of this. This may be getting staff to think how work could be streamlined, such as using technology to gather information from different locations, view dashboards, analyse data, give feedback and have online conversations. Or helping your manufacturing staff to understand that they don’t need a PhD in Robotics to apply automation but they can adapt existing experience to new processes.
Where to start?
One of the first steps is getting a better understanding of what will benefit your business. Talking to an organisation who can demonstrate practical applications of technology, helps to fast track you up this learning curve.
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