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6 Steps to Digital Transformation: An Elementary Need

With digital disruption taking over all the businesses across the world, finding faster and much cheaper ways to transformation is essential.

In this article at HR review, David Barrett talks about the critical need to adapt and respond to the digital transformation (DX)—a priority for all the departments in the organization.

Driving DX

The best approach to digital transformation is to start with key business areas or departments to assess the existing staff against the required competencies. After this, create targeted development interventions to address any uncovered competency gaps. Here are a few steps essential to plan success:

  1. Assess & Develop Leaders: To drive digital transformation, courageous leadership is a basic need to understand changing competencies, virtual collaboration and more. Also, leaders need to identify skill gap and create a development plan to act as a catalyst for digital disruption.
  2. Upskill Existing Employees: The winner will be those organizations who are best-placed to adapt and fast respond to emerging market opportunities. By evolving your employees against the digital competencies, organizations can move forward. Knowing the skill and talent gaps will enable you to prioritize the hiring and bridge the gap.
  3. Change Recruitment Process: Bring in new staff who have a preference for digital transformation. To achieve this, you need to redesign your job roles to reflect the new behaviors required. This will facilitate the new approach of working and thinking.
  4. Initiate Intelligent Digital Processes: Develop new work practices, systems, processes and workflows with agility and innovation. Also, scrap the counter-productive behaviors like silo-based working.
  5. Promote Cultural Acceptance: Set a clear vision for DX and how it will benefit the organization. To facilitate this, the organizations must acknowledge the importance of digital skills while fostering a culture that thrives digital working.
  6. Provide HR Support: DX is not possible without employee development and recruitment. The HR must strategically manage these processes while supporting the resultant changes in the business.

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