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Expand Your Digital Awareness as an Emerging Leader

Guide emerging leaders to succeed by elevating their digital skills, using technology wisely in their work, and actively embracing digital change.

Emerging leaders face the challenge of integrating digital awareness into their roles while managing their current responsibilities. Key to their success is their ability to understand and apply digital trends, leverage new and existing digital tools to optimize workflows, and proactively address technological challenges. This includes coaching their peers in adopting digital skills, effectively communicating digital strategies with their managers, and enhancing their leadership capabilities in a digitally evolving environment.

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Critical Insight

Human resources departments play an important role in nurturing emerging leaders in digital awareness within organizations. By offering resources that guide these leaders in understanding and leveraging digital tools, HR empowers them to optimize workflows and enhance decision-making skills. This not only enables effective handling of digital challenges but also equips them to guide their peers in digital transformation, improving overall leadership capabilities.

Impact and Result

Help emerging leaders:

  • Cultivate a mindset that is curious and open to learning how to optimize existing and new technology.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize workflows and improve efficiency by leveraging new and existing digital tools.
  • Make informed decisions using technology trends, which can place you ahead of the curve.
  • Troubleshoot challenges using digital tools, seeking assistance when necessary.
  • Coach peers to embrace new digital skills for personal and professional development.

Expand Your Digital Awareness as an Emerging Leader Research & Tools

1. For HR use

Help emerging leaders learn how to stay up to date with the latest technology trends, use current technology to their advantage, and encourage their peers to use digital tools to solve business challenges.

2. Expand Your Digital Awareness as an Emerging Leader

Share these resources with emerging leaders to help them develop a digital mindset, elevate their digital skills, and advocate for digital awareness.

3. Apply Your Digital Awareness (Emerging Leaders)

Distribute these tools to emerging leaders for hands-on application of the guide’s key takeaways.

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