Digitalization Forces Organizations to Rethink Their Learning and Development Strategies

The nature of work is changing faster than ever. Internal initiatives are in a key role when organizations prepare themselves for a smooth transition into a digital economy, states Valamis in their recently launched white paper.

Joensuu, Finland, 16th of December, 2015. Valamis, the global leader in digital learning solutions for Liferay, helps organizations in the digital transformation of learning. Digitalization touches all fields of organizations, which is why it is critical to understand the various effects it brings to all areas of operations.

According to Gartner*, "about 71% of CIOs and IT leaders expect digital business expertise and knowledge to transpire outside of IT by 2015 and 2016." Yet, "half of Gartner's 2014 CEO survey respondents intend to invest more in IT and digital capabilities for growth, while many still lag behind in their understanding of what digital business means and the disruptions it brings to the organization today and in the future."

"Digital transformation extends far beyond the IT departments of organizations. Thus, organizations need to adopt new ways of learning, innovating and problem solving", says Janne Hietala, Chief Commercial Officer of Valamis. "In the transition phase organizations can increase employee agility, engagement, and effectiveness by implementing internal digital workplace initiatives within the organization", Hietala continues.

World's leading learning organizations, such as NASA, are also renewing their learning and problem-solving strategies. NASA is currently utilizing a virtual Learning Experience Platform as a part of their Epic Challenge program. In this Collaboratory experts around the world are connected in order to solve engaging problems related to the sustainable habitation of Mars. In our new white paper, we discuss the Epic Challenge program in more detail and ponder the various effects of the digital transformation on the workforce.

Valamis is an internationally growing Liferay developer company specialized in the digitalization of learning. Valamis - Learning Experience Platform provides organizations a solution for turning digital transformation of learning into a competitive advantage. Company's customers are large organizations in both private and public sector. Headquartered in Joensuu, Finland, Valamis has in total six offices in Finland, the US and Russia.

More information:
Valamis Ltd.
Janne Hietala
Chief Commercial Officer, CCO
+358 40 831 4245

* Gartner research note: Creating Your Digital Edge Through a Competency-Based Talent System (May 2014, last reviewed Sept 2015)

Digital Transformation of Learning

The white paper opens the context of digital transformation and how it affects the workforce development and the changing nature of work.