Why Digital (Literacy) Transformation Feels So Difficult

Why do digital transformation and literacy still feel so difficult? After all, we have been incorporating tech in every aspect of our lives. Yet, we still struggle with it. 

This can be because of many reasons. Below, we will look at some of the biggest reasons. Hopefully, the process becomes more manageable with knowledge of the reasons. 

Trust Issues

In the end, we all know that we should be transitioning our process over to a digital format. It is the way of the world; however, there is still quite a bit of distrust in tech. 

By embracing this transformation, we could make our lives easier and more productive. And yet, there is that little voice in the back of our mind that says, “Don’t trust it.” Though there is room for some skepticism, to let it completely keep the process frozen in place is just not logical anymore. 


One of the reasons the mistrust sits and builds is that we are unfamiliar with using the given digital tools. A proper digital transformation is more than just the tools; it also incorporates knowledge. This makes the transformation difficult. It may be impossible to hire the trainer needed to train individuals on the skills they need, which can lead to users feeling self-conscious and unwilling to use the tech. 


Training is always vital for any process. You can have the tech in place, but without having someone to pass down the information with adequate training, it will halt progress every time. Sure, you can set a training seminar, but if you don’t have the proper leader for that training, all you will do is confuse and frustrate those trying to support the digital transformation. 

Also, when it comes to training, the reality is that one training session will not be enough for some. This means you will have to expend more time and money to ensure that the transformation goes smoothly. Most institutions won’t want to put either of those things into this process, making the transformation even more difficult. 

Adoption of Tech & Positive Reinforcement

Finally, a barrier to making digital transformation easier is the adoption of tech and positive reinforcement when the process is completed. First off, the adoption of tech or digital systems into the everyday routine is a problem. This, however, typically comes from inadequate training.

Along with this, once the process is being used, there is follow-up with positive reinforcement. Everyone wants to hear that they are doing a good job, and when they aren’t, they are less likely to continue with the task.


Digital transformation is necessary for almost every industry, but as long as we let these issues stand in the way the process will continue to be difficult. If you are looking to complete your digital transformation, make sure you address all these points; then, you will be one of the few that complete the process with a little more ease.

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