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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation
Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

Introduction

This course aims to develop the digital transformation skills for hybrid working as an individual or a team rather than focussing on how digital capabilities relate to organisations. For organisations to build digital capabilities it starts with their people having the confidence and competence to develop their skills and behaviours, so that they can make an effective contribution to the organisation.

Digital capabilities are the skills, behaviours and understanding to enable you to thrive in a digital world. Nearly every aspect of your life has a reliance on technology and you need the digital capabilities to use these technologies appropriately and effectively, across a range of platforms, environments and situations, in your personal life and in the workplace.

As the digital transformation of the workplace continues to accelerate and organisations adopt hybrid working practices, employers are focusing on the expected digital capabilities employees should have. Communicating via email and online meeting platforms, creating documents, presentations and spreadsheets, understanding file and data management, and an awareness of online security are some of the key skills.

This free course is part of the Supporting hybrid working and digital transformation [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] collection which focuses on hybrid working – where workers spend some of their time working remotely and some in the employer’s workspace.