Diving into DWG’s latest organizational readiness thinking

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Nancy Goebel is DWG’s Deputy CEO. In addition to leading service delivery and member engagement, Nancy is also responsible for global expansion.


Shimrit is Director of Knowledge for DWG, focused on curating knowledge on the digital workplace for its members and clients such as Adobe, The Coca-Cola Company, and Ubisoft. Shimrit has recently co-authored Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age with Paul Miller.

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“[Organizational readiness] is really about revisiting where you are with today's hat on rather than yesterday's hat on and thinking about how we can start to embed it through structure and process.”

- Shimrit Janes, Director of Knowledge, DWG

The saying ‘Change is the only constant’ took on a new resonance during the global pandemic as disruptive change happened with velocity, transforming organizations and their working structures overnight.

COVID-19 has frequently been described as the greatest accelerator for digital transformation, forging alternative ways of working and giving new meaning to how, when and where ‘work’ is done – whether or not organizations and their people were ready for such levels of change. ‘Organizational readiness’ not only explains and provides a framework for how quickly we are able to respond to disruptive change, but also how we move forward to reorganize and regenerate in order to ultimately build back stronger.

In this episode of Digital Workplace Impact, Nancy Goebel is joined by Shimrit Janes, Director of Knowledge for DWG, who shares insights into how organizational readiness frameworks have evolved over time, as she takes a fresh look at DWG research on this topic from 2016. She considers what has changed in this space during the global pandemic as well as what we have learned over the course of the year.

Diving into three key areas of ‘readiness’ for digital working – organizational systems, team cultivation and individual capability – this enlightening conversation shares new thinking and practical recommendations for digital workplace teams to enable their organizations to be ready for change today and in the future.

Show notes, links, and resources for this episode:
Free report excerpt: Organizational readiness: What digital workplace teams need to know
Workgrid resource: Evolution of the digital workplace: Are digital experience layers the next frontier?

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