For me, one of the most important aims of the framework is to help organisations see patterns, links and synergies across traditional boundaries, and encourage ownership and engagement of all stakeholders. It includes critical factors to achieve digital transformation such as the need for leadership, strategic vision, appropriate investment, equity, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, stakeholder engagement, security and safety, international activities, staff training and development, and digital wellbeing.
The framework is produced as an interactive pdf document so that people can link through to different sections and has a lovely index to help highlight that many of the critical factors and principles occur in several sections (such as sustainability and inclusion). The framework structure highlights the importance of using information and data intelligently, building on existing collective wisdom, and also emphasises the impact of knowledge creation, innovation and exchange in a global setting through collaborative social and learning networks. The framework can be used to break down various elements of digital transformation activity into achievable goals and actions.
Ongoing work at Jisc will produce further materials to help organisations make best use of the framework and over the next few months I will be working with a review group of experts to produce a maturity model for digital transformation!