Exclusive Vlog Part 1: Developing future skills and mainstreaming innovation
We are proud to release the first of many exclusive digital learning vlogs that will be taking place each month with a specialised professional across multiple sectors, all with the intention of discussing digital learning in that space. This month we had the pleasure of speaking with Douglas Morrison, Director of Operations and Future Skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. Our hosts, Spencer Holmes, Director at Totem Learning Ltd and Sarah Vaughan, Digital Learning Manager at Sysdoc.
Mainstreaming innovation in the construction industry is easier said than done. A lot of factors come into consideration when trying to modernise an industry that has been so far resistant to change. There is a huge opportunity for digital and tech solutions to be adopted, and the industry is starting to wake up to the potential that change can bring.
For many companies, it is not a goal to completely change a business model, but more so to upskill and modify its current offerings and services. Ultimately, that means building scalable solutions and supporting the new demand in skillsets to embrace those solutions.
A thought-provoking and challenging discussion will always branch off to include other insights and that is exactly what this conversation provided with Douglas Morrison. Part 2 and Part 3 will be released over the next few weeks and each will build a better understanding from a professionals perspective of what changes need to be made to embrace innovation, sustainably and effectively.
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Sage article: Cloud adoption, why you should work on supporting your employees first
Manufacturers can save time, effort and money through cloud adoption projects. Around one third of UK manufacturers purchased cloud computing services in 2020. Most would have done so to make the most of well-known benefits such as improved productivity, accessibility, reporting and data security, as well as lower operating and IT costs. However, if you’re looking at cloud adoption for your manufacturing firm, it’s really important that your people are a key part of the process. Rather than implementing the changes then informing your employees, they should be involved from the start. Read this article to find out why your employees should play a role during every step of your cloud journey, how to support them, and how to avoid potential pitfalls within your team. After all, you don’t want to get this wrong and pay a hefty price for delays or even lose key people.
Lessons from Consortium working
An introduction to my experience At the beginning of this year, I started a new project working with a new client and taking on a new role for a large transformation programme. I have worked alongside other consultancies on previous programmes in the past, but this was a first for me, working within a partnership from the offset.
Why Process Excellence is key for a successful ERP Implementation
I have been reflecting on my experiences working on ERP implementation/upgrade programmes whilst also listening and hearing to what others have to say. I think back to these projects and notice everyone was working hectically towards the programme ‘Go – Live’ and were under the impression that once they achieved this Go - Live then we have successfully implemented a new ERP System and our job is complete. I think many people can agree with me that a Go – Live date is just the start of the journey. We have got to think about the people, culture, education, efficiency in processes and where can we reduce ‘waste’.