Fortify: Is your organization poised to take advantage of technology’s growing democratization?
Pick one area where you can begin experimenting with technology democratizing solutions – test this in non-critical environments, such as in back-office functions. Identify what tools your organization may already have access to, or what additional investments need to be made, to power grassroots innovation.
Extend: How are you training your workforce to think like technologists?
Invest in technology literacy and training programs to empower workers with new skills recognizing their varied time availability and prioritization possibilities. This includes upskilling your current technology workforce and teaching employees the “business of tech” by ensuring plans to adopt democratized technologies are accompanied by training for security, governance and more.
Reinvent: How can democratized technologies make IT groups more effective—and vice versa?
Establish voluntary teams to support and guide the use of democratized technologies across your organization. Try using technologies like low-code platforms to bridge the gap between the business and technical sides of your organization so that the workforce truly embraces tech innovation and makes it “theirs.”