Prioritising technology and maximising its value within an organisation are challenging tasks. This is especially true when different teams have divergent priorities.
It requires ranking what is crucial now, looking at competing interests, a limited budget, and educating an organisation and its stakeholders about the longer-term benefits.
In this interview, Nikki Greenberg, Chief Innovation Officer at Real Estate of the Future, discusses how we can use technology to drive innovation and connection within organisations.
- Tie tech initiatives to your organisation’s goals: If something has to be justified, then it is counterproductive. Businesses should state the desired outcome and technology initiatives should determine the best way to get there.
- Think differently: we cannot use playbooks or organisational cultures from 20 years ago. It is unrealistic to expect Gen Z to behave like millennials or the generations before them.
- The conversation about tech needs to be rebalanced so it is seen as a resource instead of a cost. Tech initiatives benefit other teams, and this should be acknowledged beyond cost considerations.