FEDERAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
January 16, 2023
As technology continues to evolve rapidly, it’s crucial that the government keeps pace to best serve the American people. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the recent developments in digital transformation and how they’re impacting the federal government.
First, let’s define what we mean by “digital transformation.” Essentially, it’s the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers.
The goal for its implementation is to increase value through innovation, invention, customer experience, or efficiency. This can include anything from updating software and hardware to adopting new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
January 17, 2023
This post on CULTURE is a follow-up to our previous article titled “DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”. We will continue to delve into critical aspects of digital transformation within the federal government as part of this series of articles.
COMPANY CULTURE EXPLAINED
Company culture is a critical component of any large-scale digital transformation initiative. In the context of federal government agencies pursuing digital transformation initiatives, company culture refers to the shared values, beliefs, and behaviors that shape the way employees interact with one another and with external stakeholders in relation to the implementation and adaptation of new technologies and digital processes. It includes the organization’s attitude towards innovation, risk-taking, experimentation, and willingness to change established ways of doing things. A positive company culture in this context can help employees feel more comfortable and excited about the changes, and be more willing to adopt new technologies and processes. Conversely, a negative company culture can also lead to resistance to change and make it harder for the organization to achieve its digital transformation goals. To position the federal government for success in digital transformation, leaders must cultivate talent, team dynamics, and work environments that actively foster collaboration, communication, curiosity, and flexibility.
THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES
January 18, 2023
This article on culture is a follow-up to our previous article titled “The Role of Culture in Digital Transformation”. We will continue to explore critical aspects of digital transformation within the federal government as part of this series of articles.
Digital transformation is a complex and challenging process that requires strong leadership and governance to be successful. In today’s digital age, government organizations are facing increasing pressure to improve services, meet the changing needs of citizens, and stay ahead of technological advancements. The ability to effectively lead and govern digital transformation initiatives is crucial for ensuring that these efforts are aligned with organizational goals and deliver tangible results. The path to successful digital transformation is paved by brave decisions by leaders as noted by Forbes in a recent article titled “Digital Transformation: Start With Strong Leadership”
BUILDING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE BY PRIORITIZING CAPABILITY BUILDING
January 19, 2023
The workforce of the future is rapidly evolving, driven by the increasing importance of digital transformation initiatives. The World Economic Forum projected in its Future of Jobs Report 2020 that half of all employees worldwide would need reskilling by 2025. McKinsey identified that developing talent and skills throughout the organization is a fundamental action and one of the most important factors for success in a digital change effort. Businesses of all sizes and industries are recognizing the need to build capabilities that support these initiatives in order to remain competitive and meet the demands of the digital age.
LEVERAGING THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS: BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE
January 20, 2023
This article on the importance of strong partnerships between the federal government and industry is a follow-up to our previous article titled “Building the workforce of the future by prioritizing capacity building” and is the final article of this series on digital transformation.
Federal digital transformation initiatives are essential for modernizing government systems and improving the delivery of services to citizens. However, implementing these initiatives can be challenging, particularly when it comes to leveraging the latest technologies and best practices. One way to overcome these challenges is through strong government/industry partnerships.
INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH THE EYES OF SUPER MARIO BROS.
February 26, 2023
When the video game Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985 by Nintendo, little did we know it would become a global phenomenon, selling over 40 million copies and making it the best-selling video game of the 1980’s and within the top 10 of all times. But, beyond just its commercial success, Super Mario Bros. has become a symbol of innovation and digital transformation in the gaming industry.
The game’s protagonist, Mario, is a plumber who embarks on a journey to save Princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser. The game was a huge departure from the traditional arcade games of the time, as it allowed players to navigate a fully-realized world, complete with obstacles, enemies, and power-ups. This innovation in game design set the stage for the future of video gaming and inspired countless imitators.