Why Now Is the Time to Accelerate Digital – Smarter with Gartner

Written by Chris Howard

The current world context is pushing organizations to make better-informed, faster decisions to survive in a rapidly changing environment.

As organizations begin to shift from the recovery phase of COVID-19 to the renewal, many are focused on what comes next and capitalizing on the changes made to the business during COVID-19. The Gartner Board of Directors survey highlighted that seven out of 10 boards have accelerated digital business initiatives in the wake of COVID-19 disruption.

One question we hear frequently when discussing digital strategy now is, “Why is this digitalization different from digital prior to COVID-19?” And the answer is pace — the pace of adoption. With a potentially short window of time before a resurgence of the virus or other related disruption, organizations need to act quickly.

The digital part isn’t new, but the acceleration part is crucial. This is about the urgent adoption of established patterns, many of them digital, but also patterns of psychology (how do we survive), organization (are we equipping people with the best skills and cohorts?) and governance (do we need so much ritual, or can we move faster?)

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