After the last talk at the Government Digital Transformation Conference last week, I don’t think I will ever look at the phrase ‘digital transformation’ in the same way again. As Emma Stace (@emmastace) pointed out in her speech, digital transformation is also about changing the culture of a workplace, which is an ongoing process. Unfortunately, digital transformation is seen as a single task. Transform and you are done. And, as ever, there is a vast canyon separating policy and delivery. So, from now on, I will call it digital evolution.
Earlier this month our London team attended the Paperless Awards. Aimed at the Public Sector in the UK, The Paperless Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional progress towards the goal of becoming a paperless environment.
When it comes to technology adoption and innovation, it might be intuitive to think that the private sector is a clear leader compared to public organisations and governments. In reality, most private organisations lack long-time vision and adequate risk appetite, claims economist Mariana Mazzucato in her book ‘The Entrepreneurial State’. According to Mariana, despite popular belief, the most innovative countries have their governments leading from the front as opposed to the private sector. She also observes that the private sector starts investing in innovation and advanced technology only after an “entrepreneurial state” has made the initial high-risk investments and paved the way for success.
It is unusual to think that the first app you might go for in an emergency at your workplace is your digital meetings app but you may about to be surprised as to how useful Convene can be in such a situation.
Convene contains three useful functions that could be indispensible for your organization in distributing emergency procedures and contact numbers.
- You can run Convene on any device this also includes your Android or Apple phone
- Convene has a built in document Library in which you can create a folder and assign the group(s) of users who can view the folder
- Convene has a function called my documents that allows you to view non-meeting documents on your device