“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, Wayne and I talk about the evolution of workplace culture and the need for companies in the digital economy to take care of their most important force multipliers: their employees.
The Big Themes:
- Vendors did a great job: But played to type.
- Work From Home/Work From Anywhere culture: Omicron delaying return to the office again. Employment market and stock market point at even more.
- Workplace culture evolves: The ‘Screen-ish generation’ (Millennials) doesn’t see f2f as the ideal. The ‘Screen Generation’ (GenZ) lives on screens/games/async comm.
- Reminiscent of RPA market: Start with workflow, BPM, doc management. Add scripting and interfaces and templates. Voila! Huge multiples.
The Big Quotes:
- “I want my electricity to come from a socket in the wall. And so it’s changing the way we operate.”
- “We’ll all have a Hollywood Squares box, like you and I are in.”
- “Why are we making office workers – who are in theory the force multipliers of the company, the analysts, the managers, the thinkers, the changers.”
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