How successful organizations disrupt the edtech ecosystem and learning culture to thrive
One of the biggest challenges in modernizing learning is that the tools change faster than the organizations adapt. Successful companies use different ways of working, tools and forms of learning, and there is a significant difference between digitally mature and immature companies.
Digital maturity reflects a company’s ability to respond to and absorb new processes and technologies. Improving the company’s maturity can mean modernizing the structure, governance and processes. People are the key in this process, and their digital skills will be crucial in the choice of technology.
Ewa Hutmacher, CEO, co-founder of Snabbfoting: “Digital understanding is about giving an employee insight into how technology will change their role in the future. Employees who have time to learn to use tools at work will become more efficient and give greater value to the organization”.
Digitally mature companies are characterized by a growth mindset and continuous learning. Employees use tools in their work to create value. The culture is permeated by a self-driven pull-learning, as well as an exploratory and iterative approach. In this type of company, mobile first solutions are common. Often with elements of behavioral analysis, career development on talent platforms, employee experience, and personalized learning with AI support.
Immature companies, on the other hand, have a fixed mindset and single-event learning. Here it is more common with scheduled courses with push from an LMS. The courses are taught in classrooms or as e-learning on a robust LMS with basic features. The focus of the tools in immature companies is to support course administration and obtain statistics on learners’ completed courses.
In successful companies, the vision, the goal and the employees are harmonized. The organization is flat, with a clearly defined digital strategy over at least a 5-10 year horizon, which everyone understands. Because these companies are risk-averse and have an agile approach, they are constantly improving. Here, leaders and employees have developed skills in digital leadership and digital understanding, which gives them a higher adaptability.
Ewa concludes, “Their continuous analysis and curiosity of the world around them, along with their exploratory approach, make them leaders in their industries.”
Snabbfoting is an edtech consulting company that digitizes learning using leading SaaS and on-premises platforms. With support from science, we work with a modern approach where learning is a continuous journey rather than a single event.