Digitization. That’s the latest buzz word since perhaps 2017. Organisations are moving towards a more tech-related and sometimes sophisticated technological advancement that were aimed towards assisting and makes our job easier. However, this technological advancement creates another conundrum which results in lesser need for human interactions thus eliminate some roles that previously requires human intervention in any organisation or business activities. This has definitely become an issue where numerous organisations have to or would want to minimise their overhead in certain business areas and implement technology as their medium of interfacing with clients or to accomplish certain task. Downsizing or rightsizing exercise is being held at multiple organisations across various industries which from a certain angle results in smaller pool for talents to manoeuvre and explore with. This is due to some of their skill sets are no longer required or deemed no longer valuable to the whole business and/or organisation’s ecosystem. Organisations have no choice but to adapt and to latest advancements or face the risk being left behind or perhaps becoming extinct.
So what is the best possible solutions for organisations and employees to face this? How can organisations plan to ensure that their transition to a more digitized environment will only have minimum impact on talents and their place in the organisation? As for employees, how can they make sure that they are agile enough to adapt to the new ways of doing things whilst remaining valuable to the organisation and the employment market? Perhaps there are no right or wrong answer to the above questions. But the worst thing for an organisation not to do is to try and prepare their employees about the change that is happening and will continue to gather pace in the next 3-5 years. After all, employees are organisation’s most valuable assets. For employees, they need to make sure that they anticipate changes and learn the required skills to ensure they remain valuable throughout the constant process of change. Avoid being stagnant and keep your hunger to learn and fully utilised your strength and improve on your weaknesses! To be continued. Cheers!
How can organisations plan to ensure that their transition to a more digitized environment will only have minimum impact on talents and their place in the organisation?