Digital capabilities are now crucial to all leadership teams. Yet, despite a wave of acceleration in digital adoption, many teams still don’t have the capabilities they need. With the digital goalposts moving faster than most enterprises can act, new and accelerating strategic challenges mean that leaders must double down on their efforts to ensure their teams have the right digital capabilities.
Building such capabilities doesn’t happen overnight. It requires an ongoing effort to invest in digital skills and capabilities, mindsets, role redefinition, and culture—a holistic approach that can become the foundation of a long-term digital talent strategy featuring three critical components:
- Hiring for roles where digital capabilities are critical to the long-term success of the business strategy and it is clear exactly which capabilities are needed
- Engaging on-demand leaders to meet urgent resourcing needs, fuel fast-moving transformations, and pilot new or redefined roles within the leadership team
- Developing digital expertise and culture to keep leaders and teams up to speed on technological advances, fill knowledge gaps, and ensure that digital mindsets and behaviors are embedded in the organization
In this white paper, leaders from Business Talent Group, Heidrick Consulting, and Heidrick & Struggles' Specialty Practices examine how companies can execute proactively on all three fronts to fuel growth and innovation in the rapidly changing digital landscape.