It is a well-known fact that we have almost arrived at the future that was once only speculated of. Automation and AI have elevated the potential of our future to a pedestal much higher than what was set by our minds a couple of decades ago. The world has changed ten-fold and there is still scope for more with limitless innovations happening at the speed of light.
Through all this, it is very important for every business to be well prepared for their survival and success in the digital future. Being digitally-ready relies on one key factor for any organisation:
The ability of the organisation to Unlearn – Learn – Unlearn.
This is the mechanism that would enable organisations to future-proof themselves in the face of rapid changes in the marketplace. Digital Transformation is all about the competencies that organisations are able to build rapidly; and how quickly it responds to the collaborative changes in the business.
The future is for those with the ability to Learn, Act, Check, and Adapt faster than their competition or market expectation. For an organisation to be successful in its Digital journey, it needs to exhibit one Key trait above all:
We define “Learn-ability” as the ability to not only be able to learn quickly but most importantly the ability to unlearn at the same speed if not faster.
The presence of this core competency, amongst others, are crucial for digital transformation to be accepted in the true sense.
If your employees, regardless of role, score low on this trait, it would be extremely difficult to adapt and grow as an organisation. Your talent needs to be ready to develop and improve their skills & competencies continuously.
Learning is not a one-time activity nor is it bound by a fixed format.
Your team needs to be ready to develop and improve their skills, adapt through change effectively, and have an unquenchable hunger towards learning new things and taking initiatives proactively.
Implementing “Talent-Focus” regimes in organizations help the business in multiple ways. You can help build a learning mindset in your team members in many ways. One start point could be by assessing your existing staff and setting up learning forums or mentorship sessions that can address competency gaps amongst employees, based on personalized Learning Journeys. Digital transformation is not only about improving the customer experience, it focuses equally, if not more on Employee Experience. Organisations that succeed in effective future-proofing are the ones that create an environment where talent has the opportunity to become a part of competency-based development and learning model that boosts the agility of the overall business.
When your employees are ready and willing to shape their personalities in such a manner, rapid change in technology does not derail or slow the business. Instead the teams harness the competencies to learn and are able to adapt and adopt at a faster pace. Honing such competencies and encouraging them ensures that your team is ready to accept any challenge and can easily hit any curve-ball the digital world throws at them straight out of the park!