Digital Transformation: Small Activities Bring Big Results [infographic]

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At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, I had the chance to meet with the folks from Microsoft about digital transformation.

Digital transformation is the idea that technology can help individuals solve their digital and non-digital problems. It’s about making processes more efficient and effective using technology. And it’s important because, according to this infographic from Microsoft, two-thirds of global CEOs will have digital transformation as part of their business strategy.

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One of the big takeaways for me was the part of the infographic focused on nomadic workers. Obviously, I picked up on it because I feel like I fall into that category. But I also believe that many professionals today wantthat flexibility, even if they’re not a freelancer or consultant. And there are resulting benefits to organizations in terms of employee satisfaction, engagement, retention, productivity, etc.

For organizations to fully leverage the advantages that nomadic workers can bring, I believe they need to prepare employees using training, development, and coaching. We can’t simply say, “Poof! You can work from anywhere now.” Trust me. It’s not as easy as it looks. Nor is it easy to manage.

For example, there are what might be considered simple processes that have to

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