Following Exponential’s successful mini conference, ‘Becoming a Digital Enterprise’, Exponential Training and its European partners have now released a new report called, ‘Enabling European Micro-enterprises to Digitalise and Grow’.
Digital Technology in Business
The report has a forward written by Mandy Parkinson, Head of Business and Public Engagement from
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). MMU acted as the project coordinator for called ‘Digital Transformation of European Micro Enterprises’ (DiTEM). The project also involved partners from the United Kingdom, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland and Denmark.
Mandy Parkinson said:
“During the development phase of the project, the partners agreed that there should be two key components: face-to-face coaching and an online platform. The online platform provides an outline of the technologies available.
It was felt that due to the pace of technologies, to be too prescriptive of a technology would date the platform before it was launched. Instead, we took the decision to provide an overview of alternative, more in-depth support available in the different regions. We hope that the recommendations are adopted to start to empower enterprises to successfully implement the appropriate technologies for their business”.
Exponential Training has long recognised the value of digital technology starting with its on-line 360 degree assessment tool TeamMate 360 and has recently invested in two new digital learning and assessment tools – ManagementDirect and LEAP which now provide the foundation to the delivery of its Chartered Management Institute qualifications. Using LEAP learners can upload assignments and obtain feedback and guidance on their work and using ManagementDirect, learners can access a huge library of learning resources and Learning Journeys directly linked to the qualification they are studying.
Anne-Marie Daly, Quality Manager and Performance Coach said, the use of technology is transforming the way we deliver our qualifications, leaving more time for one-to-one performance coaching and skills development without needing to leave the workplace.”
The report, ‘Enabling European Micro-enterprises to Digitalise and Grow’ sets out a range of policy recommendations. It is based on a three-year research and development project. The project involved hundreds of enterprises from across Europe. One of the most popular outcomes of the DiTEM project was the six on-line learning modules covering e-leadership, social media and the use of big data.
To learn more about DiTEM project and the policy recommendations download the DiTEM Celebration Brochure and the policy report. To learn more about studying with Exponential Training and using LEAP and ManagementDirect, contact Anne-Marie (anne-marie.daly@exponentnaltrainng,com) – look out for a new series of explainer videos which are being released through the summer!
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