Why and How Improving Our Level Of Digital Maturity Should Be The Aim Of Digital Transformation
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A great number of individuals have made attempts to summarize what is meant by the term “digital transformation.” Using digital technology to develop or alter processes, culture, and customer experiences to make them more efficient and competitive is the definition of digital transformation in its most general form.
However, this definition does not discuss how the success of a company’s efforts to digital transformation itself can be measured, nor does it suggest where within an organization digital transformation activity should be concentrated to be most successful. Digital transformation is not a goal in and of itself, but rather a method that evolves with time. Improving the level of digital maturity inside an organization is the primary focus of every corporation that embarks on a digital transformation initiative.
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The concept of digital transformation is often misinterpreted. People often consider it to be a measurement of the technological skills possessed by an organization. They think that the degree to which an organization has achieved digital maturity is proportional to the number of functional capabilities that are included in the portfolio of software and systems that the company has acquired. Purchasing the most recent version of soft the ware is often thought of as an improvement or expansion of capabilities; nevertheless, there is a significant gap between the availability of capacity and maturity. Digital capacity may be purchased by organizations, but digital maturity is something that must be earned.
In its purest form, digital transformation is a measurement that encompasses all the people, processes, and technology that exist inside a company as well as how well these elements work together to produce value. In the context of digital commerce, that value is assessed using a wide range of key performance indicators (KPIs) for commerce in the present day; nevertheless, the aspect that is of the utmost importance is the way these forces combine to interact with a digital audience. Does the audience find them frustrating, satisfying, or delightful? Do you have any idea whether any of those things are done for your audience? An organization’s knowledge of how to give value to its digital audience and satisfy the expectations of that audience must evolve at the same time as the organization’s people, processes, and technology must mature to meet and exceed those expectations.
Imagine digital transformation as a chain with links that come from a company’s people, process, technology, and audience knowledge. This chain represents digital maturity. That chain is being subjected to consistent and increasing tension because of the audience’s actions. We are aware that the link in the chain that is the weakest will eventually break. We are also aware that even if the linkages are functioning well now, they are certain to collapse when the pressure of the audience’s expectations grows. The quality and gauge of the chain are determined by its level of digital transformation.
Allow your level of digital transformation to serve as your guide.
Businesses need to evaluate not just the people, processes, and technology that makeup all the skills that go into creating the experience that the digital audience has, but also how well they know the expectations of that audience. Only at that point will a company be able to accurately assess its level of digital maturity and identify the areas in which it is being held back by obstacles that prevent it from satisfying its digital audiences. Companies often waste their time and energy trying to fix something that isn’t the present limiting factor to strong audience engagement, and then they are perplexed as to why things haven’t changed despite their prolonged efforts.
Even if a company has exceptionally brilliant employees and the most up-to-date technology, such advantages may not be enough to overcome the constraints imposed by the organization’s legacy business practices. The procedures that were once beneficial to the company may now be a burden and out of date, even though they are often ignored in favor of the urge to add additional stages and functionality to a workflow that is already stifling productivity.
In a similar vein, having fantastic procedures and cutting-edge technology but without the human resources necessary to make effective use of such assets will result in a missed chance to excite digital audience members. In my experience, it is rarely the case that technology alone is the limiting factor to success. Despite this, businesses continue to spend much of their time, money, and effort on technology, while ignoring the people and processes that could significantly improve the effectiveness of the business for a fraction of the effort and cost.
Where You Ought to Go from This Point Forward
The purpose of measuring an organization’s level of digital transformation is to determine more than only where it is in terms of its people, processes, and technologies, as well as the grasp of its target audience. It demonstrates an honest and concrete statistic that can be used to prioritize the growth and development of a company to align it with the expectations of its audience involvement. The digital maturity level of an organization is only as strong as its least mature link. If companies want to meet and surpass the expectations of their digital audience, their primary emphasis should be on strengthening the aspect of their digital maturation process that is now the weakest link.