Is technology coming before your people?

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Digital and robotic technology is changing our working world faster than ever before.

By adopting these ever-evolving technologies, organisations are seizing the opportunity to transform business models, products, services and the experiences of the consumer and employees.

Once viewed only through the lens of process improvement and as the domain of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), we are now seeing business leaders across all functions embrace the potential to digitise other aspects of the value chain. This is a major catalyst for growth, competitive advantage and a means to unlock efficiency and effectiveness.

At the same time, the world of work as we know it has changed. Traditional work and work patterns are being replaced by more dynamic arrangements and the traditional team is being supplemented by digital and increasingly, freelance workers. 

How ready is your organisation?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Scale, culture, existing technological maturity, and consumer and employee profiles all determine which technologies to invest in and which are likely to repay that investment.

Having supported organisations to start, continue or rapidly accelerate their digitisation, before undertaking a digital and robotic technology transformation we encourage business leaders to challenge themselves to consider: 

  1. Do you really understand the opportunity?
    Be clear on the technologies best suited to your unique organisational circumstances and the opportunities they present.
  2. Have you readied your organisation?
    Have you considered how the whole organisation will be impacted or will need to evolve to maximise the benefit and best integrate the new technology? This includes your people, culture, structure and models.
  3. Is your workforce equipped?
    Digital and robotic technologies can be hugely transformational, but also disruptive. Are you prepared to engage, lead and drive change in new ways?