Digital fluency classes to develop new thinking for new tech
How to Digitally Transform Your Organization
“Adapt or die” is true in the natural world, and in the business world. In this digital fluency class, Tony Saldanha offers a five-stage framework to help organizations survive digital transformation. Saldanha – author and former Vice President of IT at Procter & Gamble – discusses the importance of being purposeful and disciplined about our approaches to technology, change, and risk.
- The Fundamentals of Rewiring Your Company
- Stage 1 – Foundation
- Stage 2 – Siloed
- Stage 3 – Partially Synchronized
- Stage 4 – Fully Synchronized
- Stage 5 – Living DNA
- The 10-5-4-1 Model for Generating Disruptive Ideas
- Compartmentalize and iterate your change initiatives.
- Prioritize elements of your organization for digital transformation.
- Select an appropriate change-management model.
- Outline a professional development plan for maintaining digital literacy.
- Calibrate your risk-assessment strategies.
Building Mind-Machine Combinations
Humans and computers are both flawed thinkers in different ways. But in this digital fluency class, MIT scientist Andrew McAfee explains how together, our brains and machines can balance one another’s weaknesses – and bolster each other’s strengths.
- Welcome Technology as Your Colleague
- Reduce Error Rates with Human-Computer Teams
- Keep Score to Improve Decision Quality
- Move Past Standard Partnerships
- Let Information Permeate Your Organization
- Explain the potential benefits of machine learning.
- Recognize the types of human biases that can be mitigated through machine-generated insights (and vice versa).
- Assess the accuracy of human-based decisions.
- Incorporate machines into a process for testing and refining new ideas.
- Decentralize the flow of information and allow all team members to access and experiment with it.
A deluge of content on social media, endless mobile notifications…the list of distractions in today’s world is endless. But the bestselling author of Hooked, Nir Eyal, says these types of external triggers aren’t the root cause of a lack of focus. To truly become “indistractable,” Eyal argues that workers have to address internal triggers first.
- The Fundamentals of Human Motivation
- Master Your Internal Triggers
- Make Time for Traction
- Hack Back Your External Triggers
- Stay on Track with Pacts
- Address the Root Causes of Distraction in the Workplace
- Use the Regret Test to Promote Ethical Behavioral Design
- Recognize and reframe internal triggers.
- Protect your time through individual and team planning.
- Take steps to manage and reduce external triggers.
- Use pacts to stay focused on goals.
- Promote an indistractable workplace culture.