Posts Tagged: digital era

We’re All Becoming Tech Workers… And We Need to Be Ready

As the Digital Era continues to progress, social and digital technologies will become more fully integrated into not just the work we do, but how we do it. Although external applications such as marketing, sales, and customer service have dominated adoption activities and discussions to date (particularly in the context of consumer goods and services),… Read more »

Digital Era Success: 5 Building Blocks

Summary: The main building blocks for Digital Era success are leadership, governance, digital competencies, education and training, and change management. Each requires a unique set of considerations that differ from traditional success factors, and in some cases are unprecedented. Many Industrial Era mental models, processes and cultural values are not transferable to or effective in… Read more »

The New Digital Divide: Thoughts for Leaders and Laggards

Summary: The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on – are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and… Read more »

Digital Era Careers: Putting Things in Perspective

On September 12, 2013 I had the pleasure of speaking to both MBA and undergraduate students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. I was invited by professors Mary Hinesly and Amy Young to give a presentation entitled Your Digital Era Career to their Social Media and the Changing Nature of Business Communication… Read more »

10 Digital Era Truths (that still must be realized)

This post reminds readers – especially technology hold outs – of ten Digital Era truths that individuals, organizations, and communities must accept and (eventually) embrace. Other truths are welcome. In the summer of 2011 I wrote a blog post about the vital role social and digital technologies played in the planning and execution of a… Read more »