I hope you’re doing well and staying safe. As Q2 comes to a close, it’s worth taking the time to reflect on the halfway point of the year and how to move forwards for the second half of the year.
This year is a time of accelerating digitalization, and we are witnessing this in a number of ways:
Firstly, the type of projects we are working on. The focus on providing an excellent user experience via digital channels that are on par with a high-touch offline model is increasing. Digital experiences are no longer a “nice to have”, they are the cornerstone of the new strategies.
Secondly, the number of project requests has also grown, with 52 in total so far this year, which to put into perspective is more than the number of requests that we would typically receive in an entire year. This shows that an ever-increasing number of companies are considering a digital-first strategy or placing added importance on digital transformation.
The precise long-term impact of how “business as usual” will work with this model is yet to be fully understood, but I think this can only mean increased global competition, as distance and timezones rapidly become irrelevant factors in hiring and procurement workflows.
So this means that organizations will think about just hiring the best team or partner possible — not the best possible team or partner within a 10km radius of their local office.