SOFT SKILLS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES

Anticipate change, adapt and accelerate

THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR YOUR NEAR DIGITAL FUTURE

Digital transformation is just a matter of time - and it's not your choice to make.

Digital is coming, and you're either on board or it's coming for you.

The thing is - are YOU ready for handling it?

Digital doesn't only mean technology, it means radically disrupting everything that you, your team, your clients, your company know about work.

We are talking about rapidly adopting and abandoning new routines, learning new languages, handling dynamic organizational structures... in short, we are talking about an up-or-out mindset shift for yourself and everyone around you.

Your option, then becomes only one: be prepared.

Let us show you how.

SKILL FOCUS

Communication and Interaction

Time is the only resource you can't buy, and when everything accelerates, you need to be on the same page every stop of the way. This is why we will first focus on rebuilding and evolving your communication skills, enabling your teams not only to be directly better at it, but also to build interaction in others as they go along.

Ideation

If you want to thrive in the digital economy you need to "get there" first - everything is up for grabs. And the only way to do it, is to discover what "there" is, creating new solutions, discovering territories nobody has thought of exploring before, combining elements that have never been linked before - in other words, being better at having better ideas.

Change Foresight

Expect disruption, always. There is one thing you can't control: reality. If reality changes, you need to adapt to it, knowing what reactions to expect in others and in yourself, and being ready to change your mindset, goals, organization to fit what your outside conditions now require - and then be ready to do it all again.

Flexibility

Your tasks will multiply, as a team and as an individual. Because of this, you will need to be able to switch on and off parts of your brain continuously to keep track of everything. You will need memory, mental plasticity and training - and once you have that, your speed will be noticed.

Mutual Leadership

Distance between roles will become lower and lower, and everyone will be expected to lead others, formally or informally. If this is true, then, you will need to recognize when it's your turn to lead, why and for what topic - and on the other hand you will need to know when it's your time to be lead. Multiply this for all your teammates and see them working with mutual respect and trust: that's a strong safety net to have.

Organizational vision

Teams will be expected to change, re-organize and self-organize whenever clients and conditions change - that is, continuously. Doing that is not only a matter of communication or leadership skills, but also of having a collective understanding of what the context needs at every second, of what organizational structure it calls for, and of being able to build it autonomously.

Organizational use of culture

Work culture is the main driver of organizational change. Usually change is brought from the top-down, leading to tensions and strains between strategy and culture. Working the other way around, starting by establishing a culture of organizational flexibility and development will drive the organizational changes you need from the bottom up.

Initiative

Working internally on organization and culture is just part of the job. The rest is about moving faster than others - and taking initiative is key in this sense. Initiative works in several directions: it is about trusting yourself in taking competent risks, and having leaders that trust and support your doing so. Developing initiative is a 360 degrees endeavor, but worth every second of work.

STRUCTURE

Every case is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As such, we can't give you specific steps or priorities we need to work on.

What we can give you, however is:

- A tailored approach: by definition, this type of work must be done on your case specifically

- A scientific basis for every step we take: we can't risk "winging it", there is tons of proven knowledge based on previous work out there. We know what works and what doesn't, we need to put the pieces together.

- Indicators: we will decide what to measure and how, and take it directly from your teams. If what we do works, we'll keep on doing so, if it doesn't we'll change course - basic user testing, but applied on the results we are providing in real time.

 

GET IN TOUCH!

Let us know about your team and goals - we'll be happy to talk to you!