Nowadays, almost all the aspects of our life are linked to the technology advances & trends. The new trends dictate a change of mentality in the academia, business mindset and social media to capture or retain the attention of the new talent in your institution or company. Today, most of the CEOs of the biggest companies in the world are not digital natives, so how they can lead the world to a digital era. The real secret behind a digital leader mindset is to empower their employees with digital-oriented self-learning culture.
Internet and social media contents have transformed the methods to access, to ask, to transfer, to motivate, to build a self-learning confidence in the new generations. More frequently, digital natives identified the digital platforms as the key to access institutional learning and informal learning (courses, webinars, communities). Two main aspects arise in the new e-learning trends: (i) the decentralized learning relying on the recognition and spontaneous sharing of each individual’s personal experience and (ii) the self-training focusing on the motivating potential and the capacity of the individuals to become an agent, author and actor in their own learning project.
A digital leader mission is bringing the best practices of the e-learning methods to their business. Selecting the right tools, the employees build a self-improvement culture and confidence to address any new digital challenge. E-learning platforms are continuously evolving to become more accessible, flexible and highly valuable digital contents to turn the learning experiences much more personalized to the companies need.
One of the most amazing advantages of the digital education systems is the accessibility, removing the geographic constrains. Today, e-learning platforms have aggregated in a common channel the expertise of millions of experts around the world. Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a great school district or near an amazing college. However, digital transformations trends in education are making it less and less important where you live. For instance, even living in a rural area you have access of all the tools and knowledge to improve your skills, learn a new occupation or to prepare to accomplish your dream professional future. Online course, academics and video conferencing make it easier to transfer the company culture and values in the new work from home modality to get the specialized support that the employees need.
Another key aspect that CEOs must consider, it is the cost & time savings and guarantees without any space or time limitations. Cost savings and reduce administration times are easy to identify and diagnose the value of the company’s internal processes and to distinguish procedures that are useful and essential for the productive chain from those that unnecessarily consume resources.In order to get a better picture, let’s described some figure of merit: 72% of the organizations believe that e-leaning puts them at competitive advantage; comprehensive e-learning programs lead to a 218% higher revenue per employee; actively engaged workforces deliver 2.6 times earnings-per-share growth and for every dollar spent by companies in digital-oriented formation for their employees, they could increase until a 30% their employees productivity and motivation.
As other digital initiatives, the migration to a digital world introduce some risk in material of security, especially if we are betting on an open, collaborate and know-how sharing community. One of the biggest challenges of the e-learning models is the fact to be exposed to dangerous online content, becoming the cybersecurity a huge priority for developers and solution architects. There is still a lot to do in order to be safe (at least the as safer as possible) online, but many companies are investing billions to improve the systems. Just as the use of digital technology continues to increase, so does the need for high security. In the next years, e-learning platforms and governments will continue pushing to increase transparency and digital credentialing through blockchain and two-factor authentication to ensure that all are kept safe, wherever they may be accessing the content that fits their needs.
In future posts, we will be continue writing about technology and business trends for enterprises. Furthermore, we recommend consulting the following literature to continue your digital transformation journey:
- Designed for Digital: How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success, MIT review
- The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives, by Simon & Schuster
- Artificial Intelligence: The Insights You Need, by Harvard Business Review
- The Year in Tech, 2021: The Insights You Need, by Harvard Business Review
- The Deep Learning Revolution, by MIT Press
- Competing in the Age of AI, by Harvard Review Press
The objective of this blog is to provide a personal vision of how digital transformation trends will be impacting in our daily activities, businesses and lifestyle.