Most company leaders today are quick to point out that people make the most profound difference in their success. It’s almost cliché, except far too many underestimate and miss the mark when it comes to giving staff and leaders what it takes to make the biggest possible difference – in every aspect of what they collectively and individually do.
Powering up people to their utmost potential now depends on a solid digital foundation that delivers what they expect and deserve. The right HR/HCM tools will help them work more dynamically together as well as more effectively when autonomously performing respective functions.
At Zalaris, we’re especially passionate about helping companies put these solutions into full motion. Digitally optimized yet securely run. Enabling people on the go and in the office. Virtually and physically. Fostering a purpose-driven culture and mentality that can take any business further and with more sustainable long-term results.
Hear it for Yourself
Many of these themes were discussed in a recent SAP podcast, VoiceAmerica – Changing the Game for Digital Transformation, that I hope you find worth a few minutes of your time. We’re in such a remarkably pivotal juncture in fundamental business management, with the cloud, mobile and other technologies driving entirely different opportunities and challenges. It was a pleasure to share my related perspective, shaped over the past couple of decades at Zalaris.
Digital transformation is, undoubtedly, a game changer. What it means in tangible terms differs from one division or business area to the next. In terms of human capital management, the value is irrefutable whether outsourcing certain functions or retaining full internal responsibility. It’s not just about information access or self-service advantages for both staff and management, though that should inherently factor into your digital strategy.
Gone But Not Forgotten? Don’t Expect Forgiveness.
Naturally, you want a distinct edge from your entire organization, and online resources and portal-based ease of information sharing should rank high on your agenda – yet with vital security measures, from role-based access controls to barriers against ever-shifting external threats and internal vulnerabilities.
In the face of current GDPR mandates and severe penalties for non-compliance looming, there’s even more on the line. Your people not only make a difference; they have the right to be forgotten. So as much as they’re your most valuable asset while with your enterprise, their departure can inadvertently turn into a costly liability. You cannot disregard the risks, of course, even if you have the highest retention rates imaginable.
It may also go without saying that people are the difference, but it’s worth reiterating – and with full realization of what they truly represent. They breathe life into your brand, while turnover and inefficiency can chip away at it. Their satisfaction inarguably correlates to better service levels, higher productivity and stronger goal attainment. They also need the freedom to thrive as well as solid training and guidance along the way.
The New Backbone of Organizational Excellence
Digital transformation has already emerged as the backbone of such organizational excellence…the true far-reaching promise of empowered people literally at hand. Embrace the journey – and set in motion the processes, behaviors and standards that deepen all-around commitment and greater success.
Still, there’s nothing wrong about touting the instrumental value of people. However, you can now help yours become more instrumental than ever. The right digital platform, tools and strategic HR/HCM direction will make the difference.