This is the Information Age. It powers the Innovative Economy and has re-shaped the way that everything — from business to education, from dating and even how work is done today. This has also been a rapid shift from the traditions that were set forth by the Industrial Revolution.
The transformation to an economy based on Information Technology is what marks the Information Age. In fact, in the same way that the previous shift in ecomomics, business, and work was known as the Industrial Revolution, we can say that we are now in the Digital Revolution — as a world society, and not just in the United States and the traditionally "industrialized nations".
However, this era is different from the Industrial Revolution in the sense that the Digital Revolution is dynamic and fluid. What exactly does 'digital' mean? What exactly is meant by the word 'information'? As the devices that we use, the ways we interact with others, and as new technology enters the domain of research, development, and market launch — so does the focus and paradigm of the Digital Revolution.
This is why you need to be 'digitally forward'. You need to be anticipatory, future-smart, and technologically-adept in order to thrive in the Innovative Economy. Even further, you need to be technologically and digitally fluid to at least remain on the curve of business, education, innovation, and even basic communication. It isn't a one-and-done process.
Everywhere you turn, innovations are disrupting industries at mind-boggling speeds. Any brand, entrepreneur, or otherwise business-minded person that has a desire to thrive needs to be digitally innovative, sufficiently connected (meaning to digital infrastucture such as the cloud, WiFi, and their internal systems), and digitally based with their operational model.
For those that are tasked with steering an organization, company, or goal-oriented group towards prosperity, you will not prosper by looking for ways around technology and digital transformation. You simply cannot keep your course and methods on the same trail that were the effective in the past — not even reflective of five years ago. These are the days of rapid, exponential, and unstoppable change. This is what today's society is marked by. Failing to make a digital transformation will result in your efforts — and the efforts of those whom you lead — being hampered. In the best case scenario, they won't thrive the way in which they could, if they were digitally driven.
This doesn't have to happen to you, your company, your organization, or any effort that you're managing or undertaking. If you are wanting to make a digital transformation and get you or your organization on a future smart path, reach out to us for a consultation.