Capability Mapping

Digital Transformation must be guided by strategic business priorities, principally: what new capabilities do we need and what new talent should we develop?

Digital development is no longer centralised within IT departments, but spread throughout the organisation. We need to map it, understand where our strengths lie and how we can better connect areas of good practice.

How can we identify our digital strengths and gaps that need to be addressed?

A healthy distributed approach to transformation is one where digital is everybody’s job, not a centralised function. So we need to know where our strengths lie, where the gaps are, and how we can connect our emerging digital capabilities to create value for our employees and customers.

Maintaining a live map of digital capabilities, skills and talent helps prioritise change actions, and can also inform hiring, learning and organisational development.

 

Our capability mapping method looks at the services, skills, tools, systems and data that underpin core digital business capabilities. This helps show the connections, cross-overs and commonalities that can help us get more out of existing digital investments. But it can also illustrate how to develop entirely new capabilities that can drive the organisation forward.

Our talent and skills mapping takes a similar approach by identifying hotspots of good practice, new behaviours and competencies that we can learn from and share more widely, and this can inform hiring and learning processes.

Service elements

  • Enabling organisational capability mapping
  • Creating digital talent & skills mapping
  • Creating distributed systems to embed new ways of working
  • Identifying emerging leaders 
  • Customising learning & development for future capabilities

Challenges we address

  • Identifying emergent organisational capabilities that create value for employees and customers
  • Identifying and developing future leadership pipeline based on capability needs
  • Identifying the competencies and skills employees need to deliver new capabilities
  • Identifying when to buy, rent or grow digital talent

Typical Benefits

  • Distributed digital strategy aligned to overall org goals
  • Investment decision support for digital
  • Reduced duplication/waste across technology, services and skills
  • Doing more with pre-existing digital investments
  • Continuous pipeline of future capabilities
The ESN as an Engine for Employee Experience Improvement

The ESN as an Engine for Employee Experience Improvement

We have worked with enterprise social networks (ESNs) for over 15 years, helping organisations to create a connected context, networks and communities to support new ways of working and overcome the harmful effects of silos. In Munich this week, at the 15th Social...

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Do you believe that companies should be more human? Post*Shift is a specialist consulting and software firm, focussed on helping some of the world’s best companies become more agile and preparing their leaders for the challenges and opportunities of...

A Practical Model for Distributed Digital Leadership

A Practical Model for Distributed Digital Leadership

Last week I presented a model of digital leadership and strategy at #SocialNow in Lisbon. Here is the text of my talk, with slides embedded at the end...   It is very hard to succeed with digital transformation in an established organisation without addressing...

What do we mean by an Org OS?

What do we mean by an Org OS?

"The greatest challenge for today’s leaders is how to upgrade their organisation’s operating system” This is how we frame the conversation about organisational change and the role of digital transformation on our newly-updated website, so I thought I would explain our...

Our Guide to the Evolution of the Digital Workplace

Our Guide to the Evolution of the Digital Workplace

A few weeks ago, LJ hosted a vibrant and well-informed twitter chat about the future of the digital workplace, which we summarised in a blog post. It occurred to us that there are a lot of people and organisations still working hard to develop a basic connected...

Digital Workplace Retrospective | #PS_Salon Summary

Digital Workplace Retrospective | #PS_Salon Summary

Last Friday I hosted our first ever #PS_Salon discussion on Twitter, conducting a retrospective of the Digital Workplace. Hearing what the Digital Workplace community have learned over the last 20+ years and speculating on what will come next proved to be a fertile ground for conversation…