Business Leaders
Quixy Editorial Team
February 14, 2024
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Software is eating the world, and digital transformation discussions once limited to the board rooms, are not at the top priority for the leadership teams. Today for every business leader, Digital Transformation is a means to either sustain the business amidst the pandemic or develop a strategic advantage against the competition. Business Leaders today realize the importance of agility and adaptability, the need for making the digital the DNA of the organization, and the role of No-Code Citizen Development in achieving the same.

Today any software including, but not limited to, enterprise business applications, websites, mobile apps, newsletters, and chatbots, can be built with clicks within hours and days without even writing any code!

Why the “No-Code Citizen Development” Workshop for business schools?

To educate and empower future business leaders, Quixy has been conducting a series of complimentary workshops for leading business schools to evangelize the importance of No-Code Citizen Development and prepare them for their role as future business leaders. The workshops provide an overview of the business objectives every business leader cares for today and how digital transformation powered by no-code citizen development is pivotal to achieving those objectives.

So far, Quixy has conducted workshops for over 500 students pursuing management courses across the premium business schools in India. These sessions have been highly interactive and completely work-shop driven with real-time experience using Quixy’s award-winning no-code platform to build business applications with clicks, no code.

The schools that have participated so far include:

S.No.No-Code Awareness Workshop College ListNo. of Participants
1School of Management, National Institute of Technology – Warangal87
2Indian Institute of Management – Trichy71
3Indian Institute of Management – Raipur58
4Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology – Mesra105
5Indian Institute of Management – Rohtak74
6Delhi School of Economics (MBA-IB) – Delhi University62
7GITAM Institute of Management – Visakhapatnam52
8Indian Institute of Management – Ranchi82
9NTPC School of Business44

Most of the participants in these workshops did not have any prior coding experience and were able to derive value from participation while appreciating the role of no-code citizen development.

Here’s a rough outline of the workshop:

  • What are the top objectives for Business Leaders today?
  • What is Digital Transformation, and how does it help Business Leaders?
  • What is No-Code Citizen Development, and how is it pivotal to Digital Transformation?
  • Experience No-Code in Action
  • Reflections on the Learnings and Q&A

Let’s dig deeper into each topic covered as part of the workshop.

1. What are Business Leaders’ top objectives today?

The workshop invites participants’ views on what they think are the top objectives for business leaders. They participate in a live poll to post their opinion.

Top obectives of business leaders

Irrespective of the industry, the objectives of any business leader are typically the same. These include:

1. Maximize profit

It is nearly impossible for a business to survive without taking profitability into account. The success of a business is largely measured by the amount of profit it generates.

2. Improves productivity

Business productivity is directly proportional to efficiency. It measures how efficiently the business meets its goals.

3. Improve the top-line and bottom-line revenues

It is essential for the business to improve the top-line and bottom-line revenues simultaneously by expanding the existing customer base and other options.

4. Improve customer engagement and satisfaction

By ensuring customer satisfaction, a business can drive higher profits. It indicates customer loyalty, an increase in revenue, and customer retention.

5. Improve employee satisfaction

Employees are the backbone of any business. If the employees are not happy in their workplace, employee turnover will increase, and productivity will decrease.

6. Social-responsibility

Business leaders should take active measures to meet community issues. Implementing social and public responsibility makes the company accountable to itself, its customers, and its stakeholders.

The attendees discuss these objectives in detail and express their thoughts on each.

2. What is Digital Transformation, and why is it important?

This segment covers what Digital Transformation is and why it’s pivotal today to help business leaders achieve their objectives.

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Digital transformation is the process through which digital technologies are utilized to bring change (digitize) to the organizational, cultural, and operational structure of an organization.

As per Gartner, “It’s the process of exploiting digital technologies and supporting capabilities to create a robust new digital business model.”

It is a revolution, a trend that has changed the world for good. It is designing a road map for future businesses. It also gives a competitive advantage in enhancing their decision culture.

Digital transformation’s advantages and business objectives go hand in hand. There is a direct link between the Digital transformation benefits and the objective a business leader wishes to achieve for the success of the business.

Also Read: From Coding to Strategic Leadership: Quixy Levels Up Your IT Game 

How did the pandemic impact businesses and open up new avenues for digitalization?

Before the COVID era, few of the leading companies in the world were already reaping the benefits of digital transformation. By digitizing themselves, they have pushed their businesses forward and achieved great and unimaginable heights. These include companies like Netflix, Nike, Starbucks, Lego, and Ikea, to name a few. COVID has paved the way for companies to switch to this all-digital mode, however forcefully. This has helped businesses in keeping up with their ever-changing needs.

Workshop participants also discuss how most industries, including education, retail and medical, were forced to adopt technology to stay relevant amidst the pandemic.


Need to be agile and adaptable

The pandemic made everyone realize that digital transformations can help businesses succeed in even the most trying times. Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of businesses came to a standstill. Only those organizations that were agile and adaptable were able to switch to digital fast, overcome the challenges, and survive the hard times. The adoption of digital also made it possible for employees to work from the safety of their homes through the automation of all work-related workflows and processes.

“All organizations are probably to some degree adaptive, but their improvement and adaptation are typically only periodic and conducted by specialists (central IT teams). In other words, such organizations are not by their nature adaptive.”Mike Rother, Toyota Kata

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For a company, including all its departments, to be truly agile and adaptable, DIGITAL MUST BECOME PART OF YOUR DNA with every employee adopting digital technologies. Unless everyone in the organization is empowered to use some form of digital technology to bring about improvements in how they perform their day-to-day work, one can never truly become adaptive as an organization.

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3. Solution to become truly adaptable: No-Code Citizen Development

The perfect solution to the problem is the democratization of software development through No-Code Citizen Development. No-Code platform allows business users to bring change and find solutions for their unique problems without depending on IT.

No-Code development is a process where business users with no technical background, aka citizen developers, can use a simple drag-and-drop mechanism to build business software.

“Drag, drop, and implement”– the difficult is done at once; the impossible takes a little longer!

Today citizen developers can literally build anything using no-code. In this segment, workshop participants discuss each no-code category in detail to appreciate the true ability of No-Code.

No-Code Landscape

4. Experience No-Code in action!

In this segment, the participants were divided into multiple smaller teams who experienced Quixy’s award-winning no-code platform in action, where they choose a use case and then automated it on the platform in under an hour. The participants understand how they can use various aspects of the no-code platform, including the WYSIWYG drag-and-drop form builder, workflows, business rules, data tables, reports, and dashboards to build simple to complex business applications without writing a single line of code.

Quixy Solution No-Code Platforms

Some examples of applications that have been built so far include a library management system, visitor management system, leave management app, college admission management system, etc.

5. Reflection on the Learnings and Q&A

At the end of this segment, the teams discussed their experiences and their learnings from the session as they appreciate the power of no-code after witnessing its speed, freedom to innovate, and adaptability! With no-code Citizen Development, they are able to see an opportunity to grow and innovate their future businesses, ventures, or the companies they would work for.

The session ends with a live Q&A where the Quixy team answers questions from the participants.

So far, these workshops have been very well received. Here are some of the testimonials.

If you are part of a business school and would like Quixy to host this workshop for your students, contact us.

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