The debate whether a business should transform with the digital times is over. With increasing numbers of individuals spending more and more time on their digital devices, and so many background economic processes taking place digitally now, chances are most organisations have started their transformation without even realising it. There are four main areas any organisation should focus on when initiating digitalisation. However, it is important to keep in mind that the path to digital transformation does not have a destination. The technological world is ever-changing, and thus business will have to adapt processes to keep up constantly.
Think about how many organisational areas have gone digital now. Accounting, project management, meetings, internal memos, finances, HR, PR, retail. Businesses that still deposit cash physically, or who regularly printing out meeting notes for all in attendance, should invest in technologies that can save time and resources. One example of these is online collaborative scheduling, as offered by Google Calendar and similar websites, which allows teams to all see each other’s work schedules and thus plan projects and tasks better.
2. Value Creation
Traditionally, businesses have been able to drive value for customers through physical means, like 2-for-1 coupons or competitions to win over-night stays. Today, added to these value offerings, consumers want to see value where they hang out: in digital spaces. Content marketing is just one of the countless ways that brands can offer value online through the use of informative blog articles, helpful checklists, video content, online competitions, etc. It’s much easier to facilitate value for each customer online than it would be trying to do the same in-person.