Transformation is about more than up-teching

Digital transformation requires the latest information and communication technologies, automation and artificial intelligence – but it’s also about strong leadership and an engaged workforce.

Digital transformation doesn’t begin and end with technology

Speaking to Entrepreneur, digital innovator Maurice Freedman shares his vision of digital transformation: “Most would say it’s ‘up-teching.‘ That is, adding technology to an existing, broken way of doing business. Technology alone is not transformative if processes are broken — it can actually be a distraction for the actual problem. Injecting technology often make matters worse, and comes at a great expense. A tool is only as good as the teams using it.”

Elsewhere, a report from the World Economic Forum looks at the implications of disruptive technologies and explores how enterprises need to attract and retain digital talent but also create a culture in which employees, on-demand workers and robots can work effectively together: “Leaders need to hire people with digital mindsets and a willingness to challenge the status quo. Moreover, these individuals need to be placed across all levels of the organization to ensure real change.”

Are you ready to change the status quo?

These are some of the common challenges we’ve heard from professionals tasked with leading transformation initiatives in both large and small organizations. Do you recognize any of these sentiments in yourself or your colleagues?

  • “I’ve been given the mandate to lead a change but I need new tools and frameworks to make it happen.”
  • “It’s clear that a change needs to happen in my organization but the key people haven’t woken up to it yet. I need support to start the movement.”
  • “I’m tired of reading blog posts and watching TED talks about transformation and change. I want to get hands-on and make it happen.”
  • “I’ve been working with change for a while but I’m feeling isolated. I need a network of peers engaged in similar work to exchange with and learn from.”

All Hyper Island courses – on-campus or online – offer you the opportunity to apply useful theory and methods, prototype in real-time, and always with support from experienced facilitators and industry thought leaders. Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which you can learn useful skills and knowledge you’ll apply right away.