Written by Gonzalo Herrera Gonzalez, Finance Director Alps, Nordics & Southern Europe Region at Insight
Digital mobility is not a choice or an option, it is a necessity for every organization that wants to stay relevant in the coming years and decades. We are all constantly changing and evolving, but lately change has been happening at a far higher pace than ever. The amount of information and available knowledge is growing exponentially, and if we don’t change our workspace and infrastructure accordingly, we are well on our way to make ourselves obsolete.
Digital mobility: a financially sound investment
As a Finance Director, I can fully endorse this view and I am the first to agree that we need to invest in digital mobility if we want to remain relevant. Not only because we want to attract the best possible talent, which usually needs a modern and flexible workspace to remain motivated (the ROI of motivated employees is very hard to quantify but no one denies that it exists). We also notice that a mobile and flexible workspace contributes to an increase in productivity and efficiency, which will eventually lead to better financial results. Transforming your workspace will accelerate the growth of any organization.
We also enjoy the advantages of digital mobility within the financial department. Firstly, the modern workspace is all about sharing, about providing and receiving information. As we consider ourselves at finance to be the eyes, ears and mouth of the organization, transparency is key to the efficiency of our department. By sharing the available financial information to the right audience, we are the perfect barometer of the company’s health. But, given the sensitive nature of some of this information, it is key that the right information is shared with the right audience. A reliable identity and access management enabling an automation of this sharing process is to us a key characteristic of any digital mobility infrastructure.
Last but not least, we are no stranger to the phrase “do more with less”. Our organization encourages this continuous effort, driven by ever more demanding customers as well as continuously increasing competition. Fortunately, we are well aware that this is no impossible challenge, thanks to the power of technology. Tools that helps you increase your efficiency and productivity, on the one hand, but also technology that enables you to look at things through different eyes and to transform your organization accordingly. Embracing transformation on management level is also a key contributor to successful digital change.
Mobile Finance? Yes we can!
The financial department itself also enjoys the benefits of digital mobility. We regularly work from home or, in my case, from wherever hotel room or airport I happen to be in. I am constantly travelling and digital mobility is key to my personal productivity. I don’t want to depend on my location to get work done or to enjoy some free time. I can work at the beach if required, if this allows me to be with my family instead of in the office. True enough: the distinction between private and professional life is blurred more often than before, but this also works in the other direction. And I believe that, for our financial department as well as for the entire organization, employees will increasingly be judged and appreciated for getting their work done rather than for the amount of time they’ve spent in the office.
We will increasingly become responsible for our own work-life balance and thus control our own level of job satisfaction at any time. Thanks to our digital mobility, we will all contribute to our own health and to the health – financially and otherwise – of our organization.
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