April 12, 2021
Digital Leader: The Champion for Change Management
Next Dimension curates the most practical and useful Digital Leadership tools and strategic IT insights from the web. This article focuses on Digital Leadership and Change Management.
Continually adapting to shifting priorities is a real threat to the mental well-being of employees. It’s called change fatigue.
Change Fatigue is the back-breaker for employee motivation and drive to a successful digital transformation. By now you know full well, Digital Transformation starts with PEOPLE, not the technology. The people need to be the ones who drive the change, who value the change, and who see the most impactful benefits of your transformation.
Enterprise Project offers these three tips to keep your people engaged and motivated in your transformation:
1. Speak openly about the change
2. Align your organization to the right priorities through goal setting
3. Check in with your team
The bottom line? Communication is Key. Change fatigue may be unavoidable, so it’s best to be transparent and open about the goals and the progress of your organizations transformation initiatives.
Digital Leadership means embracing technology changes; and digital transformation projects have proven acceptance of change is an ongoing effort.
Digital modernization and transformations have been taking place for the better part of the last ten years. CMSWire recounts these valuable lessons we’ve learned in the last decade:
1. Desktop automation does not equate to digital transformation
2. AI has created new possibilities for process discovery and data mining
3. Business users play a significant role in digital transformation
4. Data analysis is key to extracting true value from digital transformation
Of all the tips and tricks for successful digital transformation, the most critical, in our opinion, has to be #3. Users most definitely play a role in the degree of success of your digital transformation!
Do you prioritize Change Management during your digital shift?
Digital Commerce 360 claims to have found more than 4,000 book titles on Change Management in Manufacturing. Change management is a daunting task; you have to manage good change AND bad change. Each of these are amplified in fine tuned manufacturing organizations. What makes the task so daunting? In this sector, it has taken years of small iterative changes to get the organization as efficient as it is today. One small change can have a major and long lasting impact, which is a major fear for these business leaders. So why change? Because doing nothing at all is also a choice. Industry is evolving at a faster pace than ever. Customers, suppliers, and employee demands are evolving, and so too must the organization.
The only way to surely fail is to take the ‘Do Nothing’ approach.
Don’t let fear get in the way of your transformation – reduce fear with a strong change management policy.
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