In most cases, the digital transformation and the adoption of new technologies in the workplace are derived from personal use, from the so-called ‘customer's approach’.
In most cases, the digital transformation and the adoption of new technologies in the workplace are derived from personal use, from the so-called ‘customer's approach’. The ability to download an app in a few seconds, accessing to photos, information, and data,-from the cloud in real time-, has gone from being a "nice" experience to become a "necessity".
Digital transformation is not just a matter of taking new trends and implement it. In fact, it is about saving resources and boosting productivity. On average, an employee uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year. This implies for the company an annual cost of almost € 100 per worker, only on paper. On the productivity side, an employee can spend up to 18 minutes looking for an invoice or archived document. Just do the math.
Digital transformation is essential to be competitive in an industry that is increasing its efforts to change from paper to digital platforms. The automation of back office processes allows employees to focus on what's really important for the company.However, a process that seems so natural is not free of challenges. We are talking about corporate culture. For example, a large company accustomed to doing things in a specific way won't embrace the digital transformation so easily.
The digital, as a concept, remains too abstract and ambiguous for certain generations of managers and employees. For those who aren't digital savvy (let's say someone accustomed to writing down everything on paper, to print reports), the digital transformation means a complete change of paradigms. It involves adaptability but also to learn a new way to do things and how to use new tools. Can you teach new tricks to an old dog? Yes, you can.
The cloud is available for everyone
Today, concepts like smart working become more and more powerful within companies. A smart worker is someone capable to combine personal and professional life while remaining productive. Is this even possible? Yes, it is, as long as you have platforms that allow your employees to have access to their workplace and always be connected. Hail to the digitisation.
These platforms not only make easy to manage projects and teams, enhancing new ways of communication and collaboration between employees, they also give the company visibility and control. The leaning up and automation of all back-office processes and approval cycles like purchases and expense processing, leave and corporate travel management, among others, allows the workplace to function seamlessly without teams getting bogged down by overhead and bureaucracy.
Digital transformation is the future of work. The implementation and use of digital platforms are the way for a company to stay relevant and competitive.
It's the digital way or the highway... Well, you know what we mean.