‘Adapt or die’ is a common phrase aimed at businesses – but it’s usually directed towards a business’s product or service offering. A business’s ability to keep up with technological innovation, socio-political change and other rapidly evolving factors can make or break their ability to remain in a marketplace, that sees all but the most successful fail and become forgotten. While your business no doubt invests in keeping up with its IT, legal, financial and marketing needs – has it taken a similar approach to meeting its resourcing needs? If this isn’t currently something prioritised in your operations, it should be. If executed correctly, resourcing can become the ultimate catalyst for change.
Start At The Beginning
Keeping up with any form of change – ranging from your use of technology to your compliance with the law – hinges on having the right people. This means that if you genuinely want to remain competitive and meet each industry change head-on, you’ll need to make sure you have the right human capital powering the change.
The IT industry controls how we create, store, communicate and interpret data and changes more frequently than most. There’s currently a shortage of IT specialists worldwide– but if you take a casual look around, you will find many people claiming to have this skill. The problem is that while they could meet your business’s current IT needs, will they be able to usher it into the next digital evolution? Do they have the ability and flexibility to help you stay on top of change?
A great example of this is web development. For years coding has been touted as an essential skill, with organisations offering anyone with a passing interest the chance to learn about it. What was previously considered a specialist expertise – the ability to build a website – is now commonplace. However, just because a person can make you a website doesn’t mean they’ll be able to troubleshoot problems with your Customer Management System (CMS). It also doesn’t mean they’ll be able to help you scale your website as your business grows and increases its reach. This requires more specific and specialised expertise.
The best way to work around this challenge is to leave your resourcing to a company that specialises in finding people that will grow your business tomorrow – instead of just today. For more information on what this means for your business, contact Digiterra today.
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