The New Digital Culture: A Perspective by Sumit Dhawan

There will be winners and losers as organizations journey to digital transformation. The winners will have embraced new technologies while nurturing the human element of digital transformation by empowering all employees to express creativity and enable innovation.

A new global survey of more than 2,000 executives and frontline employees by Forbes Insights in conjunction with VMware highlighted the benefits of empowering employees as the way to drive revenue, customer service, and productivity gains across the entire company.

When individuals at work can use the technologies of their choice, and have the freedom to use them where and when they want to use them, they can better execute. Changing the equilibrium between CIOs and end users through an investment in an underlying digital platform and new mindset becomes a decisive competitive differentiator in the market.

There are going to be companies that win and lose in this new digital landscape. One of the factors that will separate the two groups will be whether their workforce is truly enabled to innovate and drive digital transformation. Culture, trust and sharing control are important because it will be humans, not robots, that will transform companies.

Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

So how do CIOs create this kind of environment and sustain a digital culture? It starts with more fully empowering the employee. There are six hallmarks indicative of a digital culture, that, when deployed, encourage innovation and allow employees to more fully thrive. Read the perspective of Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager of VMware End-User Computing, as he describes The High Performance Digital Culture” to Forbes.

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