Technology implementation and adoption is vital in every industry for companies to stay competitive. While this can offer many new opportunities, it also means that companies are compelled to continually review and update the processes around these technologies in order to get maximum efficiency and productivity from their investments. As a result, we are now seeing a greater strategic focus placed on more holistic approaches to digital change.
While technology is undoubtably a key enabler towards a successful business transformation, either through automating operational processes, incorporating AR/VR capabilities or simply improving data analysis, the importance of people cannot be overstated. In fact, the human impact is integral to the very fabric and function of the modern-day digital factory. According to a recent Kalypso study, 61% of respondents said they struggle to build the process and culture needed to embrace digital transformation, while 44% said they lack the necessary talent.
For digital change to take root, it takes an investment in the people who will be using it. Your employees must buy into your plan and support the adoption of new tools and processes.