See how I can help your organization succeed with Digital Transformation
For digital transformation to succeed, leaders must create dissatisfaction with the status quo, a compelling image of an alternative future, with a process to reach that future, and employees must be convinced that the benefits of transformation outweigh perceived costs and losses.
And this is easier said than done. Because over 70% of organizations still fail at digital transformation (McKinsey).
In fact, most organizations do a great job at creating dissatisfaction with the status quo and articulating a vision for the future.
But they fail to:
- articulate and communicate a clear and compelling image of the future, and to
- create a process that will navigate uncertainties and overcome barriers mounted by their culture.
Well, my efforts for the past years focused on helping organizations articulate a compelling image of the future, navigate uncertainties and overcome obstacles that slow down digital transformation. And I hope to help you do just that.
Introducing the Digital Transformation Process
with the Status quo
Every employee and stakeholder must be made to believe that your organization is missing an opportunity, and that things should be done some other way.
Dissatisfaction creates an impetus for change.
To get started, I’ll:
- help you identify disruptive threats and opportunities around your business
- help you diagnose the performance of your organization relative to competitors, and
- help you examine counterparts in other markets or industries.
- help you communicate such that everyone feels the need for transformation.
Envisioning the Future
Do you know your organization could be busy implementing digital technologies into the business but not really undergoing digital transformation?
Many organizations run behind every shinny technology that promises improvements, with no clear sense of direction.
We’ll use tested and proven tools to:
- create a new and compelling image for the future of your organization, and to
- communicate this future in a manner that makes it believable, and perceived as feasible by your employees and stakeholders.
Any change to the status quo will involve a shift in power, and those at the losing end will resist.
New ways of working will require new competences, while making others obsolete and this is likely to provoke fear and resistance.
Also for people whose work is central to their self-esteem, transformation often means a crisis in personal identity.
And changes to structures and systems may force people to form new relationships and create new social networks—another loss that is serious enough to provoke resistance.
Don’t worry. These are the type of barriers I help most of my clients to overcome. And I’ll do same for your case.
For most organizations, the main challenge of transformation is the fear of the unknown.
This fear can push onlookers and skeptics to hesitate joining or even resist transformation.
Whether you’re asking people to embrace new technologies, strategies, business model, or other changes, you can only win their hearts if you equip them to overcome this fear.
How you plan and implement use cases is often the difference between successful and failed transformations.
And I’ll be there to equip your organization with the experimental design tool. Yes, that tool used by successful startups.
Putting it all together
By now it should be clear that digital transformation is not just about implementing technologies. Digital transformation is a process, and it takes time.
Also, the leaders in your organization need to understand this, to avoid entering the record of failed transformations.
Everyone in your organization must be made to share the same urgency for the need to transform, the image of the future must be clear to employees and stakeholders, and the process must help you overcome barriers and navigate unknowns.
And you want to avoid common mistakes that could take your organization to the wrong direction, neither do you want to spend your time, resources and efforts and still fail to overcome the barriers that keep your organization in status quo.
That’s why I’m here to help your organization succeed with digital transformation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my organization started digital transformation already?
Why not allow me assess your current efforts. It’s always good to have the assurance that we’re on the right path.
How do we work together when there are restrictions on travel and social distancing?
I’m one of those who believe that everything will not come back to the way it was before Covid-19. And this new normal has even helped accelerate the dissatisfaction with the status quo, pushing some organizations to engage in transformation sooner than they planned.
Whenever it’s not safe for us to work physically, we shall leverage the best distant working tools I’ve tested and used with other companies. You can email me at email@example.com if you have any more questions.
How do I partner with you?
If you want to partner, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Now, I’m offering a FREE consulting slot to discuss your situation.