Company leaders should have known by now that they have to accept the slew of digital workforce systems that come out every now and then to implement and change the way they handle their teams at the workplace.
Job management and field service management software today change the way systems measure and perform the work done. But to have a successful implementation, teams must also be equipped with the necessary skills so that their company may thrive with these advances in technology.
Skills Necessary to Thrive in the Digital Workplace
One of the main skills digital workers have to possess is Digital DIY Knowledge or the ability to find ‘hacks’ – new ways to solve or improve something by simplifying the process, without violating any policies, of course. Encouraging workers to hone this skill means tapping into their latent capability for improvement, change and team morale.
Another skill is Network Leadership, which is the capability of digital leaders to influence and guide others over digital channels. They must be able to establish an effective two-way dialogue, thought leadership and consensus building.
They also have to exercise Radical Transparency, which is the creation of a culture where ideas are shared openly. This drives better communication, especially when it comes to decision making, and encourages more employee engagement.
How the Digital Economy Transformed the UK Workforce
As the UK adapts to the digital economy, the transformation of the workforce continues to go beyond London, as around 6 per cent of the working population have a job that did not even exist back in 1990.
‘The digital sector has been one of the engines of jobs (sic) growth since the recovery began: the number of people in professional IT jobs such as programmers and web designers rose 6.5 per cent between 2013 and 2014, more than the 3.8 per cent increase in total employment’.
As years passed, more digital innovations continue to come forth and the only way these businesses, big and small, will have the chance to thrive is to try the innovations out for themselves.
This requires the unity of both company leaders and machines because they face a continuous flow of intelligent solutions for the workplace, plus their leaders need to implement such solutions and encourage experimentation.