The traditional career path now offers new kinds of digital opportunities as new technologies offer new possibilities and are also streamlining the old operation process.
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The work culture is changing globally. On one side we have large, established companies which are the gravest offenders. They have deeply entrenched hierarchies, rules, regulations, and procedures that force employees to conform.
On the other side, we have the emerging trends of artificial intelligence, peer to peer opportunities. These trends are seen as disruptors of the status quo.
Companies are recognizing that the old way may amplify the employee's resentment to the conformance and the 'fitting in', and that they must upgrade their culture.
This digital revolution is giving rise to new kinds of entrepreneurship. New technologies are amplifying and accelerating each other.
There will be entrepreneurs who focus on inventing new digital technologies, those who use existing technology to disrupt old business models and finally those who cultivate the new tech to offer customized products or services.
As many older business models struggle with digital transformation, they need internal disruptors who can transition help transition them to the new digital economy.
Operating and transitioning inside a new space has many advantages:
There is a lot of self-learning, challenges, out-of-box thinking, and diversity.
Being a disruptor involves working with the freedom to experiment, which is invaluable.
Digital technology needs to enhance your processes and activities, and also what you are able to offer to your clients.
Companies now need digital innovators to lead them or risk perishing under the growing wave of digital disruptions. They also need to communicate and share with customers and employees, to identify opportunities and individuals who will help promote change.
Teaming up with different, less than obvious partners, forming new and unlikely bonds, developing new ways of collaboration and finding uncharted and unknown ways of branching out is a definitive way of staying relevant and creative.