Company A is moving its data assets to the cloud to improve security and use new cloud-based analysis tools. This change dramatically increases the need for standardization and alignment across the organization. Previously, each branch office maintained independent reporting systems, siloed and highly domain specific. Getting everyone up to speed will require employees to learn and develop new skills.
The company’s executives decide to leverage widely available, low-cost online training materials that focus on cloud technologies. They identify target areas for learning, especially around industry standards and best practices for cloud systems and tools. They also create policies that encourage employees to use a variety of free learning materials to upskill themselves.
However, only a fraction of employees completes a significant portion of the materials. Worse, this inconsistent learning experience exacerbates the disconnects and uneven expectations that were already present across the company.
Pushback against the adoption of new technologies intensifies. Ultimately, the pace of the entire cloud migration project is jeopardized.