What’s Your Focus in 2022?
For a few years there have been a few emerging trends driving strategic efforts in many industries, and I see 2022 as the perfect year to embrace the concepts and drive a new way forward — even if that manifests itself only in 2023 planning.
Perhaps the biggest trend that is coming to a head is digital transformation. It’s not new, but it continues to accelerate after gaining a boost due to the pandemic. Look at IDC’s latest forecasts and you’ll see what I mean. Accelerating growth rates, more than half of the global economy based on or influenced by digital, 90% of organizations leveraging digital tools to augment physical spaces, and so on. I think it’s fair to say that digital transformation is now well and truly here, and organizations are at the point where they have to commit and invest if they haven’t already done so.
The next trend that is coming to a head is the idea of enterprise agility. Before the pandemic this received more focus, but the shift to remote working understandably led to the spotlight shifting to digital transformation. But that doesn’t mean the concept isn’t important anymore. In fact, I would suggest that unless organizations can ensure they have created an agile business, the rest of their areas of focus are a bit of a waste because they won’t be able to fully leverage them.
Enterprise agility, or business agility as it is also referred to,
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