Positive culture found to be most important factor in digital transformation

A new study has found that the most important factors in ensuring successful digital transformation are creating a positive digital culture at work and encouraging worker confidence in digital tools. 

The Digital Culture Clash study found that different organisational cultures lead to contrasting rates of digital adoption. Company digital culture ranked far above an employees’ IT experience, company size or the sector in which they operate, when determining attitudes to digital roll-outs. Commissioned by Cisco, in partnership with the Institute of Cultural Capital, the survey asked more than 3,000  workers across the UK about the key factors in determining a smooth digital roll out.

Digital vision vs reality

British workers are largely optimistic about their experiences with digital technologies, with more than two thirds (67%) stating that digital technology has had a positive impact on the way they work. Yet there is still work to do. A concerning 29% of businesses are still not bringing in digital technologies. Research also revealed a disconnect between what employees and businesses at large thought was a successful digital roll-out. Around a quarter (26%) of workers suggested a digital technology to leadership that they thought would benefit the organisation, but nothing came of it.

We recently spoke to Alison Vincent, CTO of UK&I at Cisco to ask her about the results of the study and their recently published VNI report. Listen below:

In its continued efforts to support UK digital transformation and innovation, Cisco also recently announced it will open a digital innovation centre in the North of England.

View the full Digital Culture Clash report.