Engage Your Organization
In our work with our clients on their digital transformation, we have observed that barriers to success are often not due to technical challenges, but to a misalignment of “softer” skills. We’ve seen organizations struggle with the change management and communication that digital transformation requires. Digital transformation success comes from ensuring that change management issues are proactively addressed.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) created an infographic highlighting the factors needed for successful change management in digital transformation. A key piece to success is engaging your organization. This includes planning the project timeline, communicating the future state, and empowering your organization. While the HIMSS’ focus is on healthcare, their information can be applied to all types of digital transformation initiatives.
Learn from Past Efforts
In our collaboration with organizations that seek to digitally transform, my colleagues and I have observed and assessed what works and what is important. It takes a systemwide approach to ensure a successful digital transformation, and people play a central role. Overlooking change management can result in failed digital transformation efforts.
Change management is only one of six key organizational aspects necessary for evaluating digital transformation; the other five are strategy, organizational structure, resources, technology & data, and offerings & opportunities.
If you want to know which proactive measures you can take to support your successful digital transformation, take our Digital Alignment Survey. We’ll score your results and provide curated content to help you understand how digital transformation is manifesting within your organization.