Digital transformation is about talent, not technology
Most would agree that people are an essential component to a successful digital transformation, but Becky Frankiewicz and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic get to the heart of why talent far outweighs technology in importance in this HBR article. “You can pretty much buy any technology, but your ability to adapt to an even more digital future depends on developing the next generation of skills, closing the gap between talent supply and demand, and future-proofing your own and others’ potential,” they write. Here, they provide a roadmap for how leaders can put people first and focus on the right skill development for digital transformation success. When it comes to the technology side of the house, Frankiewicz and Chamorro-Premuzic advise leaders to act on data insights and embrace a culture of experimentation.