Gartner Research

Digital Humanism Requires an Agile Culture

Published: 17 April 2015

ID: G00276735

Analyst(s): Leigh McMullen , Patrick Meehan, Bard Papegaaij


The switch from "digital machinism" to "digital humanism" is the first true tectonic shift of the digital age. To survive, CIOs will need to lead their IT organizations to a vastly different culture than they have today.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Different About Digital Humanism and What Will Need to Change in IT?
    • Our Culture of Automation Will Be Replaced With One of Augmentation
    • The Way We Learn and Articulate Value in Our Culture Will Change
    • The Pace of Change Is Accelerating, and the Humans Doing It Are Different
  • Traditional Approaches to Change Forget About the Humans
    • Assess Your Current Level of Digital Humanism

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