It is a Coalition and not a Team for digital transformation
different silos/business divisions/departments
diverse background and different expertise
different organizational levels
The coalition is to guide the digital transformation
“You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions” – John Engler
Perfect candidates for digital transformation guiding coalition
Early Adopters: These individuals are opinion leaders who listen to new ideas and are open to trying them. They are socially connected in the organization and have credibility. They are key to adoption of digital transformation due to credibility and influence.
Executive Stakeholders: It is critical that one of the early adopters is from the executive team. Positional strength besides credibility and influence is must for digital transformation success.
Don’t engage Innovators in this group. They are the ones who are first to embrace the change, are bright, enthusiastic and open to new ideas. Unfortunately they lack social influence and credibility. Their inclusion in this step may lead to quick death of digital transformation.
Avoid late adopters or laggards until you have created few wins.
This post is part of series of post on Digital Transformation. You can read Step #1 of Digital Transformation at http://rohitprabhakar.com/sense-urgency-digital-transformation/