Digital Transformation - The Secret to Success

Alex Zietek

The fact that 68% of business leaders see digital transformation as their main priority, yet only 8% consider their businesses to have been suff­iciently transformed, attests to the sheer difficulty of achieving success in the enterprise.

At the end of the day, transformation is not just about pressing the Digital Button and waiting for the miracle to occur. The pace of change is demanding, and the process requires clear leadership, direction and collaboration from the top, and an aligned and flexible team of specialists at the bottom. Transformation demands di­fferent skills, alongside the reshaping of working practices, the restructuring of organisational models, and even the reforming of workplace culture.

Most importantly, it requires people at the decision-making table, who have the experience to discern exactly what the business is being asked to do, and needs to do, when seeking to become digitally enabled.

Take a step back and ask yourself: Do I have the relevant skills, in the relevant places, with the best people, to make my organisational evolution achievable?

This means being prepared to accept that you may not currently possess what you need. This is where Talmix fit in. We know that in a talent-short and time-sensitive marketplace, the challenge of finding these in-demand people is di­fficult, laborious and often very costly.

The talent needed to deliver on digital transformation is also consistently evolving; in some instances, technical expertise is required for driving immediate eff­iciency, but eff­ecting that strategy in the long-term sometimes requires employees with critical analytical, communicative and problem-solving skills too.

Our aim at Talmix is to enhance, and accelerate, the accessibility to such critical talent so that businesses are not left stagnating in their quest to achieve digital transformation.

A Brave New World

Owing to the challenge of finding such in-demand talent, many organisations are re-considering the shape and size of their workforce. 67% of business leaders now claim to use temporary or interim professionals to support transformation projects, and 40% of executives have tapped into the independent workforce in their search for permanent hires to direct and implement their scaling and integration processes. By introducing a flexible recruitment model, businesses are able to nimbly introduce the right specialists at each stage of the digital transformation lifecycle, building an expert and agile team to drive transformation, and then integrate these skills within the existing workforce to sustain the long-term direction of the company.

Herein lies the key to success: any business that advocates agility, collaboration and innovation, will both attract and retain the best talent.

In the context of a changing workforce environment, predicated upon employee satisfaction and workplace flexibility, employees want to be part of a culture that fosters fluidity and creativity. Businesses have to make the most of engaging with such a nimble workforce, comprised of internal and external talent with contemporary skillsets, in order to best galvanise digital operations.

Businesses are recognising that they must have the right skills to deliver successful digital transformation, and Talmix helps provide instant access to that talent on each step of your journey.

Whether you need to augment existing teams to accelerate delivery, or provide specific expertise in areas diff­icult to source; whether you need a leader or a strategic analyst, a consultant or a CDO, Talmix has built an unparalleled network of specialist talent, across all experience levels, to help you instantly plug in the gaps in your workforce and eff­ect the positive change needed to achieve successful digital transformation.

Take a look at our platform today to unlock the incredible talent available in our network, and achieve success in your transformation journey.

Alex Zietek

Alex is Marketing Manager at Talmix, developing, executing and managing campaign strategies and 5 a-side tactics.