Digital transformation is changing the inner workings of organizations across all industries. Now that many industry leaders recognize how the cloud enables digital transformation, institutions are benefiting from increased security, reduced costs, and a streamlined user experience. They’re also becoming more agile, resilient, collaborative, and profitable.
So how can your higher education institution reap the benefits? These digital transformation workshop ideas are a great place to start.
One of the best digital transformation ideas is to analyze the digital maturity of your organization. Where do you stand now, and where do you want to go? What does agile digital transformation look like for your department or team? This analysis will serve as a launching point for the rest of your discussion.
While some teams and departments may have a thorough understanding of digital transformation, others may need to be educated on how the process will unfold. As you educate, be sure to use specific examples to highlight the opportunities and benefits of digital transformation.
No matter how much time you’ve spent planning your digital transformation, there will likely be gaps in your framework. Use the workshop as a chance to troubleshoot those gaps. A brainstorming session is a great way to leverage the best ideas across all departments.
No list of digital transformation tips is complete without discussing an actionable to-do list. By the end of your workshop, you should have a simple framework that tells you where you are now, where you need to end up, and how you’ll get there.
While creating a to-do list is a step in the right direction, it’s crucial to prioritize this list before your meeting comes to an end. If you’re struggling with this step, take time to consider how much each task item will cost, how much it will impact your organization, and how much risk is involved.
Accountability is another key part of any successful digital transformation workshop. Make sure everyone walks away from the workshop knowing what they’re accountable for and when they need to accomplish the task. Use KPI measurements to boost accountability and measure the success of your efforts. This will ensure your plan is executed in a timely and streamlined fashion.
The path to digital transformation doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Kuali Build offers digital transformation tools specifically designed for higher education institutions and in collaboration with higher education institutions—we understand your unique challenges and concerns.
If you’re looking for examples and a greater understanding of digital transformation, check out our Digital Transformation for Higher Education eBook. We’ll guide you every step of the way as you securely boost productivity, reduce costs, and more.