February 25, 2024

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Indonesia Accelerating Digital Transformation

Digital leadership plays a central role in accelerating digital transformation, both in the private and public sectors. According to the Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics, Nezar Patria, mastering digital leadership strategies is the key to successfully implementing digital transformation across various institutions.

Nezar emphasised that leaders in every institution, including government organisations and private companies, must understand digital leadership strategies. This enables them to lead effectively in the face of changes brought about by digital transformation.

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Digital leadership involves using information and communication technology to optimise business processes, improve efficiency, and provide better services to the public or customers. Leaders who understand the importance of digital leadership strategies are better equipped to identify innovation opportunities, manage risks, and steer organisations toward success in the digital era.

In the public sector context, digital leadership can help the government provide more efficient and responsive public services. Implementing digital technology in various aspects of governance, such as e-government and innovative city initiatives, can enhance the quality of life for citizens and provide significant economic benefits.

Leaders need to set clear and far-reaching goals for implementing digital services. The adoption of technology, according to the Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics, is a solution to the challenges faced in government services. It’s also essential to consider the business process aspects of services. Moreover, the development of digital platforms requires design thinking based on empathy.

Nezar expressed that digital transformation acceleration requires comprehensive and sustainable efforts. One critical aspect of the digital transformation journey is the development of technical skills among human resources.

Nezar addressed that to succeed in digital transformation, companies and organisations need to seriously focus on developing the technical skills of their human resources. This allows them to contribute optimally to adopting and implementing digital technology.

Furthermore, Nezar also highlighted the importance of creating a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace in the context of digital transformation. Building a work environment that supports diversity fosters various perspectives and thinking, which, in turn, can lead to better innovation.

In the era of digital transformation, equal access and opportunities are crucial. This includes ensuring that all team members have the same access to training, resources, and development opportunities regardless of their backgrounds. Equality also encompasses the opportunity to participate in decision-making and contribute to digital transformation strategies.

Furthermore, inclusivity is the key to success in implementing digital technology. It means that all organisation members, including those from diverse backgrounds, have a role and a voice in the planning, design, and use of digital technology. With inclusivity, organisations can ensure that the solutions implemented are more relevant, effective, and acceptable to all parties involved.

“The development of technical skills and the creation of a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace are two interrelated elements that support digital transformation. Through inclusive training and development, all team members can hone their technical skills and contribute to digital transformation efforts,” Nezar expressed.

Moreover, these efforts also require investments in infrastructure and supporting resources, such as access to training and technology resources. It ensures that all organisation members have an equal opportunity to develop their technical skills and participate in digital transformation.

Hence, developing technical skills in human resources and creating a diverse, equal, and inclusive workplace are vital steps in accelerating digital transformation. It will help organisations become better prepared to face evolving technological changes and leverage the opportunities presented by the digital era.


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