Digital Transformation Learning

The digital age is well upon us and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The digital era is starting to break through into industries broader than just tech, media and journalism. It’s breaking its way through a diverse range of industries as to which some you may not expect. But what does this mean for the transformation of learning? Well, I suppose it means that we’re starting to do things in a different way. A way that increases productiveness, better learning techniques and in some ways, a remote way of learning.

The digital transformation consists of doing things like we’ve never done before. Through different technological and digital advancements such as remote working, social media and a change in customer relationships, things are changing for the better and it seems like it’s only going to get bigger and better. In fact, not a single industry is immune from the digital age. It’s a case of adapt or die in terms of business and profits.

But what are the benefits of digital transformation in terms of learning?

Let’s dig in to the four main reasons why digital transformation is essential for your business to keep growing…

1.) Helps to improvise and adapt digital culture

A lot of people are ‘’immune’’ to the digital culture or they are often resistant to it. This is normal as people don’t like change. However, by adapting to the digital transformation age, you can reap more benefits and opportunities than you may think.

It can be difficult at first to alter the company culture from a traditional one to a digital one. This is because it takes a shift in mindset, business models and other areas of the business to change.

By simply being open to digital culture and communicating with customers in an easier and simpler way such as Skype, slack and other remote communication platforms, this can really help and aid the efficiency of how a business operates. By operating with these sort of systems, you adapt a more entrepreneurial style to your work environment.

And what does this mean? Well it means employees feel more empowered and like they have a key part to play. Furthermore, they start to take on more responsibility and make a difference in their department.

2.)  Continuous Learning is Available

Let’s be serious. The digital transformation and learning that comes with it is new to us all. This is great because there’s so much to learn and so many ways we can grow to be better business people and learn better day to day tactics.

Continuous learning can come in many different forms such as online courses, eBooks and blog posts. Instead of going to the library or paying for a degree, you can now have access to life-changing information where you can learn great skills remotely and from the comfort of your own home or working space.

The great thing about online courses is that they are cost-efficient. The majority of the time, only one login is required and then a whole host of people can access and learn from it. Compare this to going to university and paying £20,000+ per person, it’s an extraordinary shift.

By the looks of things, there’s a long way to go to get business leaders feeling like confident leaders as far as digital transformation learning goes. However, this is a potential opportunity for employers coming in to a new company and looking to impress. If you have ready made digital skills, you offer something that the business may not already have.

3.) Drives Innovation

Through repetitive learning curves and training that can be done remotely, this can result in a greater ROI for a business. As employees take it on themselves to develop skills and move forward with new-found strategies, they can offer much, much more to a growing business and therefore put a growing value on themselves to be in-demand.

Through using analytical reports such as google analytics, people can use these digital skills to interpret how a campaign needs to change, adapt or improve. In the past, it may have been hard to take advantage of ready-made and live data that shows the amount of sales and growth that a company or individual is making.

This drives innovation as it gives you ways to improve or to carry on implementing what is currently working and is successful.

4.) New Talent Can Show Easier

Millennial’s are looking to work for more than just a corporate job these day. More than this, they want to work for a company that suits their generations needs and culture. This means that current and modern development opportunities have to be offered in terms of digital transformation.

It’s no longer about working hard but working smart and making the most of the hours you have got to do the most productive work. It’s adapting the 80/20 rule in a sense that you can make the most impact.

By giving millennial’s a change to adapt to their current way of working, you’re giving them a chance to shine, stand out and ultimately showcase their talents and what they can bring to a company. Therefore, as a result of this, employers can easily distinguish which employees are going to bring more digital growth strategies to the table and which one’s still have a spare gap in their knowledge.

Conclusion

It’s no secret that digital transformation is increasing at an alarming rate and so are the learning opportunities that come with it. For employers and employees there can often be a lot of resistance in adapting a new way of working and culture.

However, hopefully this article has shown that it’s not all negative. There are many positives I have discussed in this article to digital transformation and how it can affect employees, employers and customer relationships.

It’s often a case of adapt or get left behind at that’s certainly the case here. Embrace up and coming platforms and how they can help you and the brightest up and coming talent. Your business has a chance to grow beyond measure with digital.