The ancient Greeks developed a philosophical concept called gnosis, which referred to a secret knowledge that allowed its possessors to achieve enlightenment. This secret knowledge was possessed only by a select few, who occupied a privileged position above those who did not possess it.
Many organizations regard digital transformation in a similar way.
They believe the path to successful digital business transformation requires secret knowledge, either naturally instilled in the millennial generation from birth or possessed only by a select few who have worked at Silicon Valley technology firms. Companies that do not possess aspects of this digital gnosis will be locked out of an abundant digital future.
Most of our research on digital business over the past few years, however, tells a very different story.
Successful digital transformation does not require any sort of secret or rarefied knowledge. Rather, the biggest barrier is the will and determination to make it happen.It’s no secret that digital disruption is happening.