• Leading Digital Transformation (Step 2) Build a Guiding Coalition

    Assemble a diverse alliance of enthusiastic people with power, credibility and influence to think, design and support digital transformation. This alliance is what John Kotter refers to as build a guiding coalition. It is a Coalition and not a Team for digital transformation Coalition is a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc . This alliance has a wide representation from different silos/business divisions/departments diverse background and different expertise different organizational levels The digital transformation coalition mostly starts small and becomes bigger over few months. The coalition is to guide the digital transformation This group should have the intellectual ability to design the digital transformation. The individuals should be able to understand the need for digital transformation. They should be…

  • Leading Digital Transformation (Step 1) Creating Sense of Urgency

    “Sense of urgency is not the natural state of affairs. It has to be created and recreated.” – John Kotter from his book “A sense of Urgency” Leading Digital Transformation at any level requires an ability to create an atmosphere of urgency. An atmosphere that can motivate and keep the team focused on a daily basis. Only in that atmosphere digital transformation becomes an urgent and highly needed change. Why to create sense of urgency? Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. — Jim Rohn   It will spark the initial motivation to get things moving and then keep the momentum going for digital transformation.   Who should you…

  • 8 steps to digital transformation

    Digital transformation is something I am extremely passionate about and I have the privilege to do it for few great organizations. Digital transformation is less about technology but more about the change that you bring. Change to people, culture of the organization and the processes. The following is a framework that I have been successfully using to bring digital change for many years. Create a sense of urgency Build a guiding coalition Develop vision & strategy Enlist a volunteer army Enable action by removing barriers Generate short term wins Sustain acceleration Institute change In next 8 weeks I am going to pick each one of them and share my experience as…