The digital revolution is everywhere, transforming how we interact with others. The cyberconnected world of work and play brings with it technology jargon like “mobile middleware”, “device configuration” and “mobile application development”, striking fear into the hearts of most business executives, who don’t know where to begin.
For success in business, the digital transformation should be about humans, not about technology. It is about the superior quality of their work relationships, enabling them to break through the silos so typical to the world of work. Innovating or adopting digital requires the engagement and accountability of many different stakeholders across the enterprise and beyond.
In the age of IoT/Industry 4.0/Mobile Learning, business executives need to raise important questions such as:
- How do we manage shifting powers in the cyberconnected world of work?
- How can we build effective work relationships across social, technological, and social boundaries?
- How can we truly engage our people and clients in the digital transformation processes?
Responses to these questions require a holistic and human-centric approach. Tools from digital anthropology and the application of the multiple identity construction approach deliver the solution necessary to build not just content but meaningful and effective connections in today’s cyberconnected world of work and play.
Considering broader social, political, cultural, and economic conditions, and, thereby, the acknowledgment and inclusion of people’s diverse needs has to be clearly reflected in the strategic roadmap for digital initiatives and business transformation process.
Both digital creators and digital adopters must closely interconnect tech with human behaviour for the profitable implementation of innovative mobile technology and business solutions.
This guest blog was written by Dr. Priya Abraham, MBA http://www.cyberconnecting.net
Dr Abraham is the author of the brand new Cyberconnecting: The Three Lenses of Diversity