Creating Digital Transformation involves these 5 organisational building blocks: Digital business strategy & culture Staff and customer engagement Processes and innovation Technology Data and Analytics. Neglecting any one of these has certain consequences. If we detect any of these symptoms in our organisations we can diagnose which areas of the business still need some attention.
Does digital transformation have a positive impact on our people? What measures or outcomes would we look for and how much does it matter? Motivation is a great place to start. How willing are we to get up and go to work each day? How much satisfaction do we derive from our jobs? It matters because work gives us an opportunity to do something we're good at and be rewarded for it. What could be better for morale than that? As it happens, that there is a great deal of synergy between human drive and the drivers of digital transformation. Digital transformation simultaneously boosts motivation whilst eliminating the things that cause us frustration and disengagement.
Design Thinking is currently enjoying a surge in popularity and not without good
There are 8 steps to creating a digitally transformed organisation. Each one follows on from the last and must be taken in sequence to achieve our goal. Every step comes with it's challenges and obstacles which we must overcome to reach our goal. If you'll indulge a frivolous analogy, we must take a quick diversion back to the 1980's to become Super Mario and take on our Donkey Kong!
Myths serve many purposes; one of which is to explain the phenomena we observe in our environment. Digital Transformation myths have arisen in exactly the same way – from observing digitally successful businesses and attributing their success to a particular cause. In these instances however, that cause has been misdiagnosed. These are the 5 main Digital Transformation myths: 1. Improving IT is digital transformation 2. Improving operations is digital transformation
The answer depends on the pace of change influencing the product lifecycle of your business. Industries experiencing slow change can simply adapt with the times. In industries that are experiencing rapid change, businesses must transform; they need revolution, not evolution if they are to survive. The one thing we can be sure of is that this pace of change is ever increasing. Moreover, it is unavoidable and affecting ever more industries, businesses, charities and government organisations.