Digital transformation is not a sure thing. There is no guarantee your company will survive the rapid changes of modern industry and business. One of the biggest reasons for this is the digital skills shortage.
A lack of digital talent in the right areas is hampering the progress of many companies, across a vast range of industries. Having a workforce that is underprepared for the change ahead can be crippling to any organization.
Companies must now face two hard truths:
First, digital transformation is not an option. And second, addressing the digital skills shortage can make or break the future of their company.
Understanding the Digital Skills Shortage is Vital
Having a digital career holds a certain allure and the idea of being skilled to work in the digital future that is coming definitely attracts many people. By 2020, there will be 150,000 digital jobs in the UK.
Because of this, it would be easy to assume there is a wealth of digital talent out there. Companies should have no trouble finding the professional experts they need, right?