Digital Adoption: Why Employee Development Matters


Digital transformation won’t bring value to your customers without processes in place to foster digital adoption. From an HR and CIO perspective, it’s clear that implementing digital tools, and being a digital company are two very different concepts. 

So just how can HR empower digital adoption at every level?

In this article, we’ll explore employee development as a tool for digital adoption, and a key strategy to becoming a workplace of the future.

Employee development as a digital adoption strategy

Employee development is a widely recognised HR strategy that puts people before business. It’s a continual process of education that fosters the skill set of each employee, in turn creating more valuable and sustainable company contributions. 

70% of digital transformations fall short of their objectives (Source: BCG 2020)

But why? Think of digital transformation like the tortoise and the hare. Success lies in slow and steady execution, not a sprint. Without inspiring a fundamental change in culture and behaviour, users will quite literally be left to their own devices. 

In a workplace of the future, Lemon learning wants that to change.



Help your employees meet professional and company goals

It’s no secret that the majority of large enterprise employees fail to reach their full potential. 

A digital adoption platform can be a key tool to closing the digital skills gap, reducing skills obsolescence, and implementing a culture of employee development from the day of onboarding.

Implementing employee development through digital adoption could look like:

  • Clear digitized employee onboarding anywhere: role specifications, KPIs, company goals, global technologies, and support services 
  • Learning by doing on all web-based tools specific to a role and future roles; continually updating and acquiring new technology skills
  • Individual access to digital resources, guides, and tools, mandatory business solution and best practices certifications
  • Digital action plans between HR, managers and employees to ensure work and professional goals are in alignment


A successful increase in digital adoption creates more favourable outcomes, putting users on the path to basic digital competency and self-sufficiency. Not only that but an increase in the ROI of technology can later be used to advocate future digital transformation.

Upskill your employees to become a workplace of the future

A PWC report, suggests a workplace of the future will redesign traditional one-size-fits-all HR programmes, to deliver on new learning and development models, and career paths.

It takes on average, 27.5 days and £3000 to recruit a new hire in the UK (Source: Undercover Recruiter)

Workplaces of the future will be defined by their ability to qualify, nurture and increase employee retention

Traditional career paths will evolve in an increasingly competitive market. Perceptions of linear roles are already beginning to change, causing today’s workers to champion their own career development in accordance with industry trends. Employee development not only upskills your employees but increases their prospects of internal career mobility.

82% of L&D pros report engaged learners as more likely to participate in internal mobility programs. As a result…employee retention at companies with high internal mobility is almost 2x higher than companies without. (Source: Workplace Learning Report 2021, Linkedin data)

🋠Empower your employees with Lemon Learning directly from their software platforms 

In summary, a digital adoption platform used to facilitate employee development can go a long way to empower your employees and bring value to customers. From employee onboarding, enable your company to nurture talent, reduce turnover and improve ROI while instilling a company culture your employees will want to advocate. Make your company a workplace of the future.

Are you interested in learning more about the value of Digital Adoption? Take a look at our case studies page. Or get in touch for more help to improve your user experience!



Sarah C

Sarah oversees all things inbound marketing, exploring the many business uses and topics surrounding digital adoption. Her previous experiences include B2C and product marketing in the social listening space, uncovering emerging industry trends.