5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Embrace Digital Transformation

November 18, 2021

Digital transformation at the enterprise level is the dance between the art of the practical and the possible. It's best approached with a hands-on strategy in helping organizations come up with what they can do at present to attain their goals. 

Digital transformation is a whole set of different tools, applications, and technologies that businesses can use to gain a competitive advantage in their marketplace. It aims to improve the quality and efficiency of production in organizations and offer a more customized client experience. 

Digitization of work and digital transformation means change can often be met with skepticism. However, it is feasible to go from traditional to digital. Here are 5 reasons you should champion digital transformation. 

1. Competitive Advantage

To stay effective and keep up with competitors, organizations must move with technology. Otherwise, they risk losing part of their market share to more advanced rivals, which can adversely affect revenue, ROI, and reputation.  

Adding digital strategies to your core business processes improves the quality of your goods and services, giving you a competitive advantage. Digitalization also helps assure that your products or services are efficient and better enough to meet your customers' needs.

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2. Overcome The Endemic Labor Shortage

The gradual rekindling of the economy has caused a sudden rise in demand for workers, creating concerns about labor shortages. Companies are finding it hard to keep up with demand amidst a disrupted production phase. Is this a sign that it is time to transform into the digital world?

Going digital enables you to produce more using fewer resources. This not only reduces the cost of production, but also helps you stay on course during disruptions. Additionally, it reduces the rate of burnout and fatigue among employees by decreasing their workload.

3. Agility and Responsiveness

From time to time, organizations face uncertain changes that need quick and timely solutions. These can range from a spike in demand to a fall in supply, and vice versa. Being agile and responsive is the ultimate key to coping with this uncertainty and volatility.

Digitalization enables you to make easier and more timely decisions than your competitors, who still rely on traditional ways of operations. Furthermore, the decisions you make are more accurate and precise because you can quickly access adequate data to help you avoid mistakes. 

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4. Collaboration 

If you own a large organization, you might have realized how hard it is for employees from different divisions to share ideas and information. This condition, well known as the silo mentality, can negatively affect your company's efficiency, or even damage its culture. 

Through digital transformation, you can break the barriers between discrete departments in your company. Digitization allows each employee access to the same data and empowers them to share innovative ideas that may boost the organization's growth from anywhere.

5. Increased Returns

As we stated earlier, digital transformation lowers the cost of production while still maintaining the value of the output. Reduced costs to perform services or produce goods can lead to an increase in revenue streams.

Other than reducing the production cost, going digital also maximizes efficiency, minimizing the worries of dealing with unpredictable flaws during different business phases. What's more, the transparency brought about by digital transformation through trend evaluation and pattern recognition motivates employees to improve their practices.

Conclusion

Summing up, digital transformation is a dance between the possible and the practical. It is an expansive set of different tools, applications, and technologies that businesses can use to gain a competitive advantage in their marketplace. When adopting digitalization, be clear about the changes you want for your organization. What are you doing to scale your business to the next level through digital transformation? With one phone call, email, or click on a link, schedule a time to speak with a MetaExperts™ Talent Architect. You are just minutes away from starting and re-energizing your digital transformation initiative.

Ron Crabtree

Ron Crabtree, President of MetaOps, Inc., is an organizational transformation coach/trainer, operational excellence (OpEx) adjunct facilitator at Villanova University, Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) speaker, author and thought leader in business process improvement/re-engineering (BPI/BPR). He is a consultant to private industry and government agencies in supply chain management, design of experiments (DOE), statistical process control (SPC), advanced quality systems (AQS), program evaluation review technique (PERT), enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand flow, theory of constraints, organizational change management, and value stream/process mapping and management. Ron has a BA in Management and Organizational Development, is a Master LSS Black Belt, and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), and Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). If you are an executive and would like to chat with Ron about anything related to business process improvement and operational excellence, please get on his calendar here: http://bit.ly/ExecutiveChat

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