It’s Time to Transform the Organization
IS THE BUSINESS READY FOR IMPACT?
As a business, are you ready to peel back the layers and truly understand your processes and why they exist? Are you ready to challenge what you think you know in order to consider new potential ways of doing business?
The willingness to view the organization from this aspect is just the first step to determining whether or not the business is ready to change.
TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION
So your organization is ready to look – really and critically look – at every current process in place. But can your business withstand the disruption that comes along with transformative change? Take this moment now to look at the business as a whole, and again from a department-centric view.
Look for opportunities to create new processes, better align with suppliers, better communicate with customers, and better empower your employees to drive change.
BE READY TO FAIL FAST
How will you know when your company is ready for a Digital Transformation? What are the telltale signs and identifiers? Two major factors are your organization’s appetite for transformation and its speed tolerance for change and adaptation.
How can you best assess your organization for these factors? We have established Six Key Tasks that will define your readiness to fail fast through digital transformation. Inside the Organizational Readiness Worksheet we dive into the many details inside these overarching tasks, and provide guidance on how to identify the appetite for transformation and speed threshold. Understanding thresholds and appetite will help you prioritize which areas of the business to tackle first. The worksheet will dive into these key areas of the business:
INSIDE THE WORKSHEET
Business Drivers. What is the driving force pushing this transformation? Is it internal or external? Is it driven by productivity or vulnerability? What does that force have to do with your finances?
Resourcing. What are the organization’s current resource, skills, and competencies? What is the bandwidth for execution? What is the bandwidth for learning? How will these changes affect their day to day? The worksheet asks five critical probing questions on resourcing.
Current State. Use the chart to carefully consider each key area of the business. How should they change? If changed, what is the expected impact?
Qualitative Impact. There’s more to operating a successful business than just the numbers. This section of the worksheet asks three critical questions to assist in analyzing the qualitative impact of the transformation strategy.
Emerging Technologies. Complete this chart to identify emerging technologies and define the role they may play in transforming business models and organizational processes.
Planning Strategies. Now its time to build the plan to deploy established transformation strategies. Make sure to follow these six steps to avoid common pitfalls when starting your Digital Journey.
READY TO LAUNCH? Next Up: Manage the Digital Journey
You are the natural, motivated Digital Leader fostering change in an organization that has the capacity and the desire to transform. Although the transformation has already begun, this is where the rubber meets the road. We have some great resources to help you manage the digital journey with insights from business and tech experts.
Let’s get started on Managing the Digital Journey.