Rikkii Richman MBA – 25/03/2021
Digital transformation is not something to be led solely by the CIO, or tossed to the IT department to get done. Undoubtedly technology is a key element, but these days, generally speaking, technology simply works.
Implement any of the top technologies in Gartner’s upper right quarter of any of their technology quadrants & they’ll perform the way they’re designed. Transformation failures occur when technologies are not embraced by those that need to use them; & that’s typically a leadership issue.
The whole organisation needs to be aware of the organisation’s digital transformation initiative, so you’ll need to communicate the plans & highlight their role in the program. As I have mentioned in many earlier blogs; digital transformation is less about technology & more about people. The people; your employees, will need support through the organisation-wide changes, so you’ll need to give focus to reskilling & upskilling staff so they’re better equipped to adjust to change. You’ll need to lead, coach, mentor & train them for your organisation’s digital future. Five things to focus on include;
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