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Digital skills

UK SMEs’ skills gap brought into focus by COVID-19 disruption Logo cgma

  Oliver Rowe |   Free |   Feb 2021 |   FM magazine

Digital, health and safety, and leadership skills are lacking in UK SMEs as the pandemic has increased the digital transformation need, a survey found.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Digital skills: Information and digital literacy, Intermediate

1 Comments/Reflections

Gianni Platia

Gianni Platia Feb 2022

This article has highlighted the failings in quickly coping with change & having systems, processes & skills in place to protect against drastic events.
It's not surprising that SMEs displayed a lack of understanding in terms of the areas of the business requiring up-scaling, up-skilling & leadership.

The impact of COVID-19 has brought these failings to the forefront & urged SMEs to consider the need for increased digital transformation & focus on the development of the workforce to aid with future-proofing.

It seems clear that with or without the impact of COVID-19, areas of the business now being prioritized would have been brought to the attention of leadership teams in the not-to-distant future.  Digital skills, workforce development & transformation as a whole are key to progression, therefore cannot be ignored much longer.