As South Africa develops and deepens its rapidly growing relationship with digital transformation, there remains one irrefutable, essential and pressing truth: connectivity is the gateway to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
It was, along with the country’s need for a sustainable and consistent power supply, a dominant theme across all of the panels at the recent annual Directors Event futured by BCX. A gathering of some of the sharpest minds from business and society, ‘South Africa’s biggest board meeting’, as it is known, was held virtually for the first time, demonstrating and emphasising the point that without a wider and stronger access to the internet, the take-up of 4IR in this country will face a battle.
Communication has always been an integral part of human connection. This ability essentially defines our nature as a social species.
Collaboration tools are becoming vital to the way businesses work and grow, offering solutions that increase productivity and workforce collaboration.
When it comes to digital, there is a large disconnect between business leaders and employees.
When digitalising your business, remember that collaboration tools cannot just be about better knowledge sharing; they need to improve the speed and effectiveness of people’s efforts too.
The last five or so years have seen an explosion of social collaboration tools, so how do you ensure they’re used effectively within your organisation, instead of being abused by employees?