Is your workforce ‘digital ready’? What does it mean to be ‘digital ready’ as opposed to developing ‘digital skills’?

We are on the verge of a technological revolution that is predicted to “fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another”, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Equipping ourselves with ‘digital skills’ is increasingly seen as essential to maintaining future job security, but skills are really about the individual, and acquiring those skills is easier said than done when employees are consumed by day-to-day expectations and duties.

What’s more, digital skills are evolving so rapidly that what’s relevant today will be outdated in five years.
Change really needs to be driven at an organisational level, but the reality is most companies aren’t prepared for this revolution.

A recent Bersin by Deloitte study, Predictions for 2017, found that 90% of organisations believe their core business is threatened by new digital competitors, while 70% believe they do not have the right leadership, skills or operating models to adapt.