If you work in the field of Digital Asset Management (DAM), you are likely already working remotely because DAM systems can be and is easily managed by professionals from literally any location. Regardless of any man-made or natural disaster, there is little to no reason why DAM can not be curated, configured, implemented, managed and used from any location, at all times. We still live in a world filled with VUCA, however, remote workers adapt to changes and integrate well with others more quickly.
DAM has been filled with VUCA ever since we could remember what either acronym stands for. DAM professionals can communicate well with users in virtual meetings and can be a great compliment to change management, daily operations, implementation, testing, training, troubleshooting, and user adoption. Working remotely is not just tolerated, it is a competitive advantage now. And so is DAM, hence its popularity.
DAM is more in demand now than ever. People and systems need access to digital assets to continue regular business operations. While the technology helps, it is the DAM Practitioners that ensures the DAM continues to produce increasing value for its users (people), its workflows (process), its metadata (information) and interconnected systems (technology).
Metadata won’t produce itself by osmosis nor by the assumption that it will automagically exist for digital assets without the help of DAM Practitioners.
In January 2020, there were 1,200 unfilled Digital Asset Management professional job openings. Oddly enough, DAM talent may not want to come to their overly expensive metro area, to sit in a cubical farm to simply support a ‘company culture’ of the way it has always been done. The ‘rules’ of the working world have changed to remote which is new norm and not just during the pandemic.
Unless you need to move physical objects around for work (such as hospital staff, store employees or delivery personnel), everyone else can find a way to begin working remotely. With basic remote computer skills, a laptop and a good internet connection, anyone can apply a remote working environment from anywhere in the country or the world.
If you are still looking for DAM talent, they are more accessible than ever from anywhere in the world remotely. Remote workers can participate in scheduled virtual calls, meetings, screencasts, webinars, as well as collaborate online and continue delivering results as good or even better than in a traditional onsite meeting with a whiteboard or in any offices. Of course, soft skills matter because this is still about communication.
Remote DAM Practitioners Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can all better understand Remote DAM Practitioners today:
Results will be shared later this Summer.
DAM Success: Remote Work Webinar
Watch the New Jersey DAM webinar on DAM Success: Remote Working hosted by Frank DeCarlo along with Henrik de Gyor, Jennifer Anna, Ian Matzen, and Theresa Burt, MBA, an established panel of remote #digitalassetmanagement working leaders, describe and share how alternative physical locations have and continue to support their DAM success.
Thank you and stay safe.
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