Digital Transformation: It’s All About the Mindset

Digital Transformation: It’s All About the Mindset

Everyone is talking about digital transformation but do you know your role in this ever-changing digital world? AI is slowly taking over the mundane task, allowing humans to have more time to think and innovate. The main question remains, with the advancement of AI technology, what will our role be as a human in the future?

The biggest challenge of digital transformation. The pace.

20 years ago, no one dreamed of having access to information at the tip of our fingers. Evolution of technology is not something new. What’s new is the speed of evolution and its impact on our daily lives.

Would you ever believe the idea of smartphone 20 years back? When iPhone was invented in 2007, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft at that time mentioned in an interview that there’s “no chance” that iPhone would “get any significant market share”. Fast forward to 2017, Apple sold over 200 million smartphones in that particular year alone.

Disruptive innovation challenges us

Disruptive innovation such as machine learning changes how we live our lives. When we talk about machine learning, people talk about robots having the ability to do what we humans can. You’ll be surprised.

Machine learning was invented way back in the 1950s. We’ll dive into that topic in another article. The rapid change brought by machine learning has changed how we live our lives. Business models are changing and global relationship has a whole new meaning today. This poses challenges to us as human beings. 

What will your company look like in the next 5 years? What skills are needed to maintain the competitive edge of your business?

Change is inevitable. We can cut ourselves away from the latest innovation nor reduce the rapid pace of technology advancement. All we can do is to adapt and move faster as an individual, an organisation and a community. 

Mindset is the Key

Mindset or culture change is the key to digital transformation. Easier said than done. Ask yourself, how many friends or colleagues of yours are risk-takers? It’s human nature to stay in their comfort zones. Culture change in a company doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a step by step process. Here are some of the key components that get Nexus Mediaworks started down the road of digital transformation.

Stop working silos:
Working alone in a single department hinders innovation. Nexus Mediaworks always exchange ideas not just within the company but we also learn from experts across industries. Only then, we can learn from the best.

Questions, questions, and more questions:
Digital transformation is changing how we work and communicate. We need to constantly question the pros and cons of the latest development. Is it really beneficial for our company? Can this innovation bring value to our clients? Going digital doesn’t mean better.

Adopt agile working style:
In the future, there will be no more conventional offices with landline telephones. Today, many organisations like CIMB as well as Ernst & Young are allowing their employees to work remotely from home if they are able to maintain their performance. Thanks to the invention of smartphones, laptops and video conferencing, it doesn’t matter where you work as long as you meet the deadline. This allows creativity and innovation to flourish as the employees are not bound to a structured, rigid working style. 

Encourage life-long learning:
New knowledge and technology continue to arise. Your employees need to keep themselves up to date to remain relevant. At Nexus Mediaworks, we share the latest news with our employees and sign them up for workshops organised by the leaders of the industries to make sure our employees are up to date thus able to give the best advice to our clients.

At the end of the day, it is up to us to shape the digital transformation so that it benefits us best. Digitalisation is not about technology. It’s about the people. People are the ones who created the innovation because there’s a need to be solved. We can only be transformed when we have the right mindset to make the right decision. Nexus Mediaworks is already on the road to digitalisation. Have you?