Daily Post 1291
DIGITAL MINDSET PRECEDES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
That the world was thrown in an existential crisis is a harsh reality that cannot be negated. That we are still struggling with it, with end in sight is not an understatement. That the consequent lockdown threw every single human activity out of gear from a school to every trade, unorganised sector and what not. The supply chain of essential commodities had to be up and running though truncated for the world to survive. Other sectors want to make whatever good of already a lost cause. At least something skeletal could be maintained and so that some revenues keep coming.
Herein, came the whole concept of digital transformation. The digital transformation undeniably has been perforce. Digital Mindset precedes digital transformation, but there was no time. Any loss of time would have added to already aggravated human, social and economic situation. The way to go was digital. There was a technology, heard or known, tested or otherwise, enjoying people’s faith was ready to be lapped. There was no other choice. If it was not planned, so it be.
Digital mindset is the navigating brain which understands the domain it is in and knows the technologies it wishes to adopt or adapt in which manner, the pain points thereof, the costing and the gestation period. Hiccups accepted, the capability to make it happen is not doubted. The end result is that the results are pretty robust and surely irreversible. The brick and mortar is taken care of. The physical activities which ought to happen for this exercise also happens simultaneously.
Digital transformation with best of efforts of companies was not happening at the pace wanted. The companies themselves had no clear idea of how to go about it. The present scenario is necessity based upgrade. Lots of crevices will emerge. Accountability and documentation issues will also emerge. The workflow needs to move on the digital mode and so also the the complete life cycle of that activity. How we navigate this will bring about the real digital transformation? If we deliberately decide to continue the digital transformation mode post normalcy will be its real success.
LET’s USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO UPGRADE TO A BETTER FORM OF LIVING AND WORKING, THE DIGITAL WAY.