An invitation to a digital mindset

Written by Staff Writer

August 16, 2021

If you’re still reaching for your diary to pen a reminder about that meeting next Tuesday, you should ask yourself why you’re resisting adopting a digital mindset. Going digital is about optimising the synergy between technology and people. This is essential if you want to thrive in the ever-changing world of work.

Digitisation isn’t all about technology. It is more about a shift in behaviour. When you have innovation reflected in performance metrics, when change comes naturally, and you are alert to opportunities and are continuously learning with a strong customer focus – you can pat yourself on the back for having a digital mindset.

If you use data and follow trends to drive decision making – you are on track. So why the problem with pen and paper – after all studies have shown that our brains love to write things down and tick them off? The problem is that your paper-pen diary minimises collaboration.

Teams need synced calendars, fast and direct communication, and a decentralised information democracy in order to keep track of each other’s progress amidst disruption. Although COVID-19 has mandated isolation, it also accelerated digitisation because successful work demands collaboration.

If you can accept that change isn’t terrifying, its inspiring. If you are ready to fail fast and learn fast and are open to lifelong learning and upskill opportunities and if you are adaptable and extract value from technology to make the most of disruption, you’re on your way to a digital mindset.

Paperless is the way to go (for you and the environment). The satisfaction of crossing out a task on a handwritten to-do list, just isn’t worth getting left behind. If you’re still unsure about whether you’ve embraced a digital mindset, test yourself using KPMG’s Digital Mindset Diagnostic Tool. Take the leap into changing your mindset and transforming to meet the digital world head on with one of CPS’s learning journeys. We #ChangeTomorrow

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