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A foundation for future careers
Tech fluency begins with a basic understanding of enterprise technology. This understanding makes it possible for workers to contextualise deeper technology concepts.
Tech fluency is a concept that encompasses a spectrum of proficiency. The spectrum of tech fluency begins with a basic understanding of enterprise technology principles and systems. This understanding makes it possible for workers to contextualise deeper technology concepts; it enables employees to follow technology trends, differentiate between tech “myth” and fact, and understand how the tools they use each day contribute, directly or indirectly, to business success.
The spectrum of tech fluency becomes more role- and business-function-specific, consisting of a detailed working knowledge of how technology capabilities and their adjacencies can drive new revenue and open fresh opportunities in the near term. At this intermediate level of fluency, employees may be able to understand the possibilities of technology more broadly and harness system capabilities to create efficiencies, drive strategy, and pursue new revenue. And at the advanced end of the tech fluency spectrum, individuals can sense future disruptive opportunities that emerging innovation may make possible three or even five years down the line -and use that foresight to help their companies create sustainable competitive advantage
To create the agility and flexibility necessary to build competitive advantage, companies will need workers who understand enterprise technology along with the specific applications and systems that enable their own roles – and are aware of potentially disruptive innovations and trends