Evolution towards a technology-driven culture has become quite a trending topic lately.
Even if the topic is quite fashionable nowadays, my advice would be to proceed cautiously.
ASSESS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THERE
While a technology-driven culture can lead to faster implementation of goals and improved efficiency, companies should avoid shifting to this type of culture without due consideration. This is because making the transition often requires significant investments in time, talents, hardware, software, networks, and personnel training.
Without the right resources and plans in place, the organisation could end up wasting time and money while not getting any real benefits from their investment.
MAKE SURE WHAT IS AT STAKE IS WORTH IT
Additionally, it is important for organisations to consider if a technology-driven culture is actually necessary or appropriate for their business needs. Not every company will benefit from such a culture, and it may not be suitable for all types of businesses depending on their size or industry.
It is essential for companies to evaluate carefully the benefits at stake in terms of incremental business and competitiveness in light of requirements before committing to such a major change in working practice.
A CULTURAL CHANGE IS ABOUT PEOPLE, BELIEFS AND PURPOSE
Furthermore, implementing a technology-driven culture can cause disruption within an organisation as employees must adjust to new ways of working with new tools and processes.
If the transition isn't managed effectively this can lead to increased levels of stress among staff and reduce productivity levels overall.
THINK TWICE, DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED
For all these reasons, it is advisable that companies proceed cautiously in assessing the pros and cons and chances of success when considering this type of cultural shift.