The Race to Digital Transformation
There is no longer ‘business as usual,’ but ‘business as unusual.’ There will come a time when COVID-19 will end. But disruptions will continue to present itself. You can’t be caught flat-footed. Your survival depends on rapidly adapting and implementing digital transformation efforts that may have been on the backburner.
If your digital transformation is going to be years, that is too long.
When COVID-19 hit, it felt as if everyone’s lives and jobs had changed seemingly overnight. Workforces, like Geisinger Health System, had to quickly become remote. Some employees needed to rapidly retrain their skills in order fill the critical gaps and safely treat patients.
Some Geisinger departments had started to adopt Quickbase to streamline their intake system when everything changed. Because it had already been used within the company as a strategic platform, it was much easier for them to rapidly develop an application that streamlined the reassignment process, minimizing the amount of time it would have taken to extract employee data from an enormous spreadsheet.
Geisinger’s Human Resources department has since used applications built with Quickbase’s low-code capabilities to reassign more than 2,000 employees.
But it doesn’t end there. The company’s HR Department recognized the need to speed up their digital transformation project in order to prepare for the future of work. While there will be a return to normal in some ways, the Geisinger team is aware that COVID-19 will drastically and permanently alter the health landscape in many other ways.
Prior to COVID-19 Geisinger had about 2,000 employees who were working remotely, and it was increased to 4,000 almost overnight. Now, they are able to continue tracking employees as the environment continues to change.