THE hot topic for the industry and us – management support professionals – is digitization, and Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, disruptive changes in ways of working or in business models and many more are the prevailing topics across all industries worldwide. The digital age is already changing our private and business life, but this is only a start. Hence, in 2018, we focus on how digitization will affect our business environment and our profession in the years to come. The changes brought on by digitization are coming fast and are much more sustainable than the internet itself. All industries face exponential technology advances. To be a winner you have to act now to build your strategic advantage – as a person and as an organization.
The companies we work for are building up their digital strategy to cope with the necessary transformation. Digitization will affect their businesses with regards to customer experience, product and service innovation, the organisation itself and last but not least people, culture and leadership. We will see major changes in the near future.
How does digitization affect us, management support professionals?
For our personal branding, it will become more and more important to strengthen our online personal brand and further improve and develop it. We have to act strategically to transform the management support professionals into the future business environment. Hence, it is time to think and learn about what is coming in the near future and how this will affect our jobs as management support professionals.
We will therefore focus on:
- the human factor: being successful in transformation/times of change requires the right mindset
- the technology factor: new technologies have already and will change the way we work in a disruptive manner
- the leadership factor: digitization sets new challenges to business/corporate executives and asks for a new type of leaders
Let’s start getting prepared for an exciting future!