11 May 2018
In a recent blog post, we used tag clouds to highlight the main differences between pre-digital and digital workplaces.
Many organisations (probably the majority) remain stuck in a pre-digital time warp with hierarchy, bureaucracy, legacy technology, legacy management thinking, siloes, red tape and a control mentality fossilising old practices, processes and employee thinking. The burden of excessive email, pointless meetings and constant interruptions act as major productivity busters. Being slow to respond to the rapid pace of change taking place, significant scope for improvement exists in creating a more productive, efficient, responsive organisation.
By contrast, digital workplaces leverage the full potential of technology to rethink the way things are done, breaking free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking. A digital first culture, combined with strong digital leadership, ensures that technology is fully embedded at the core of everything the organisation does to streamline internal processes and systems, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The net result is a more collaborative, cost efficient, agile, responsive, data driven organisation, ‘fit-for-purpose’ in a digital age.