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  • Leading Digital Transformation (Step 8)- Institute Change

    Articulate the connections between the new behaviors and organizational success, and develop the means to ensure leadership development and succession. Don’t manage – lead change before you have to. -Jack Welch Here are some of the things that I have seen implemented in order to solidify change that has been initiated or created due to Digital Transformation initiatives: Start a Digital enablement program Promote and adopt ROI mindset Align Digital KPI’s to Performance KPI’s in long-term Whatever else that you think can work based on the culture of your organization This is the final step on the list of 8 steps that I recommend for digital transformation in your organization.

  • Leading Digital Transformation (Step 7)- Sustain Acceleration

    At this stage, all successful digital programs already have huge momentum. Frequent small wins and the guiding coalition is working in the favor of digital transformation to move to next big and bold things that are right for the organization. At this stage the digital transformation program is already generating some clear ROI hence you can feel confident about bringing necessary changes to accelerate the program. This is the best time to change systems, structures, and policies that don’t align with the vision that you have for the organization. If you can find efficiencies in your organization this is the best time to make those moves and restructure your team.…

  • Problem Reframing

    Reframe Problems Before Solving

    I recently understood the importance of reframing the problem before looking into solutions. It helps in creating simple, effective and economical solution in far shorter time. Here are Seven practices for effective reframing of problem in few minutes that I learnt from HBR article: Establish legitimacy: It’s difficult to use reframing if you are the only person in the room who understands the matter. Share this article with your team https://hbr.org/2017/01/are-you-solving-the-right-problems Bring outsiders into the discussion: Someone who works with your team but not part of it. They will think differently and challenge the group’s thinking. People’s definition in writing: This helps in ensuring everyone have the same view and understanding…

  • Leading Digital Transformation (Step 5)- Empower and Remove Barriers

    The purpose of this stage is to overcome barriers to Digital Transformation. It is crucial to remove barriers to change, change systems or structures that pose threats to digital transformation. These barriers could be structure, skills, systems and supervisors. Three main best practices for removing barriers to change are: Educate & Engage When major changes are initiated we need to think about new behavior, skills and attitudes that are required in the new world. A good training with right kind of experience enables digital transformation in a big way. Always remember that encouraged and empowered employees make an enterprise win! Inform & Negotiate Every transformation will have it’s fair share…

  • Leading Digital Transformation (Step 4) Communicate and Enlist volunteers

    “Change happens when it is done by the people and not to the people!” Enlist Volunteers In step 2 we talked about building a guiding coalition. Now is the time to take participation in Digital Transformation to new levels by enlisting volunteers. It is just like software moving from Alpha to a beta stage. The intent is to have more adopters who can participate, provide live feedback and become the change agents. Raise a bigger force of people who are ready, willing and urgent to drive the Digital Transformation change. The other intent of this step is to make more co-authors of this Digital Transformation change. As more people will get engaged in the earlier…