April 7, 2020
Digital Transformation is about using digital and technologies to create new or modify existing business processes, culture, and customer experiences. This is a bridge, which connects all parts in one business with multiple connected intermediary goals.
Digital transformation is not only an advantage but also a mandatory requirement for companies to be able to remain active despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, even for large international companies, online transformation is an easy job. In almost every case, the idea of switching from paperwork or via mail / Excel to online systems (from corporate servers or on the Amazon / Microsoft cloud) will always be problematic.
The first is funding. A large-scale business management system will never be cheap, and if managers do not really envision the benefits that digital transformation brings, they will immediately refuse. “Saving time”, “increasing access to information”, “creating opportunities for process improvement”, “reducing risks” … are all far-fetched phrases, but tens of thousands of dollars are always visible in the eyes first.
Next are the jobs that arise during the transformation. A company, which works on paper, will have to digitize the available data until it introduces the new system. End users also have to spend time researching and affecting their daily work. For them, the new system suddenly became extra work they did not want. They carry that thought until they receive an incentive to switch, and then … ignore it.
The last and most ominous is the way of working style. People are always afraid of change, and accompanied by new tools (new systems) are always changes in the way people work. We have encountered the irony that the system is finished and nobody uses it. Some people say that using a tool is not “official” like getting the signature of the boss. Someone was afraid to enter the form because of the familiarity with Excel. IT department is funded to perform, actual users (end users) receive an email invitation to use … but they ignore.
Covid-19 changed everything. This is when companies are forced to make a wish, if only they had converted online earlier. And the reason is extremely simple: after having switched online, companies can operate even in the most extreme of circumstances.
Try to put yourself in the shoes of a knowledge worker in Atlanta or Milan, for example. The whole city is cordoned off, employees cannot go to work. If your company is operating on paperwork, if its sales depend on you (and other employees) being forced to be at work, it will surely be hard. In fact, as the media often report these days, the most difficult industries are manufacturing – where workers are forced to go to work.
But industries that are subject to digital transformation don’t necessarily have to face these limits. Knowledge jobs, which are already carried out on paper, can now be done on a system located on a company server or “on the cloud”. Instead of going to the office and working on paperwork, having to go for autographs, seeing meetings as the only “official” channel of communication, companies can continue to operate when employees sit at home. , type and click.
The obstacles before now become meaningless. Funding is too high? Yes, but not online, the company cannot operate anymore. Which jobs arise? Still, the price is too small to keep the company stable. Are the users afraid to change? They will soon realize that salary deduction and job loss are even more ominous.
Even now is the time to transform drastically. As I mentioned above, half-hour digital transformation is still quite a lot: instead of using centralized systems to manage tables or quantities, users “like” using Excel and/or send. file via email. When Covid-19 arrived, they were forced to stay at home, unable to access the machines in the workplace. So, because of the epidemic, they were forced to spend large sums of money to buy a PC working from home.
It will not happen if the company’s operating cycle is digitized in advance. When the cycle is “online” to the cloud, all users need is a device with a relatively large screen and a browser.
It will not happen if the company’s operating cycle is digitized in advance. When the cycle is “online” to the cloud, all the user needs is a device with a relatively large screen and browser. An iPad or Android tablet, devices that have replaced traditional PCs for years, can do this. Even IoT-era TVs can be turned into working machines – as long as your company has switched online early.
In the end, it is not gratuitous that many countries and governments have called for online transformation. Obstacles are inevitable, but the key benefits that this process brings are undisputed. More importantly, bringing operations to the cloud is a prerequisite for companies to stay afloat even when employees can’t get to the office. The Covid-19 epidemic, a blockade order in many major cities across the globe, advises companies that allow employees to work from home … unknowingly become the clearest evidence of the urgency of moving change online today.
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