CAHRScast - Digital Transformation: Implications for the HR Function | May 13, 2020 | Ithaca, NY

Wednesday | May 13, 2020

Butterfly showing transformation

CAHRScast 12:00-12:45PM (EST)

A growing number of companies, across multiple sectors and geographies, are engaging in digital transformation efforts. These efforts differ in terms of scale, the specific digital technologies employed, the business areas impacted by the change, and the strategy underpinning the transformation (e.g., customer engagement, business process optimization, business model transformation, new value creation, etc.).

In light of this, the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) has embarked on a research project aimed at mapping the landscape of digital transformation efforts that organizations undertake. Specifically, the project seeks to provide insight into two main issues.  On a business level, we aim to understand how organizations view digital transformation - which stage of the journey they are at, the strategic context within which the effort has been or will be implemented, and the technological and functional aspects of the change. On a functional level, we seek to explore how the Human Resources (HR) function supports the transformation, in terms of capability-building in employees and leaders, cultural realignment, and employee support following the change.

In this CAHRScast, CAHRS research assistants Brianna Le, Dimitra Mourikes, and Sudip Roy will present the key findings from this research project and discuss their implications for CAHRS partner companies.  As with all of our CAHRScasts, there will be an opportunity for participants to engage in Q&A with the presenters.