Published on April 18th, 2016 by Alan L. Sklover
Over time, and increasingly of late, I am observing that those of my firm’s clients who are having an easier time getting hired, who are seeing their careers advance, and who sense they have greater negotiating leverage with their employers, are those who have devoted thought and energy to getting on board what I call “The Digital Express” at work.
And it seems universal. Whether it is in dentistry, foreign exchange trading, higher education, trade conference marketing, annuity sales, executive recruiting, or supermarket management, those who get on board “The Digital Express” are moving ahead fastest, and going the farthest.
Before getting on board the “Digital Express,” perhaps we should first ask ourselves “What the heck is digitization, anyway?” For some it is standardization of systems. For others it is customization of data. For still others, it entails application of software where manual processes have always prevailed.
That is the idea: the digital world is different for each person, each company and each industry, and each and every new day, too. It is striving to adapt leading edge innovation to the old-line, usual way of doing things, and earnestly pursuing what seems to work better, more efficiently, with greater style, and more effectively . . . at least for the moment.
The very idea of digitization connotes a way of approaching the problems and opportunities all around us, in the midst of an environment that changes – like the weather – on a daily, if not hourly – basis.
In your job, can “it” be done more effectively? More accurately? Perhaps more beautifully? For less expense, or perhaps with a new and unique twist? The never-changing answer is a resounding “Yes, of course!”
Just watch, adapt, and then innovate your digital way forward. It’s those among us who are moving this way forward, unafraid of the inevitable failures or the approaching future, who are each day surely enjoying their ride on the “Digital Express.” Why not come aboard, too?
That is what SkloverWorkingWisdom™ is all about.
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