These are a few of the slogans flowing around Digital and Business Transformation and my reply in brackets.
Digital is eating the world (Yes)
The World is being disrupted (So what?)
The future is too hard to predict (Not really)
The overspill of digital technology is impacting every business. Scare stories abound and they don’t offer much of a solution.
The reality is the internet has changed how you do your job. And it is going to continue to change how you do your job.
If you don’t change someone who will change will put you out of business, or make your organisation seem too inefficient by comparison. Copying the work of the kid at the next desk doesn’t work.
Learning together, open conversation and preparing and adapting to change does work.
It is not the strongest businesses, nor the smartest, nor the one with the most money (though that helps) that succeeds. It is the ones that adapt to change fast enough.
We’re running a workshop on this topic in a few weeks. If you’re interested in this you can find out more here.