Top executives need a clear Digital Transformation Strategy which guides their journey. Even individual initiatives should be viewed as a journey with pilots, stages and pivots.
- Every Organization Needs a Digital Transformation Strategy
- Implementing digital initiatives in isolation is less impactful
- Implementation Should Be Done in Stages
- Pilots and Pivots Are an Integral Part of Implementation
Adoption of technology requires a mindset shift from everyone in the company for digital transformation to be fully realized.
- Digital Projects Must Have Direct Business Impact
- Ambition for Transformation is a Prerequisite to Impact
- CEOs Must See Data and Analytics as Strategic
The biggest challenge to digital transformation is resistance to change. It is important to understand resistance triggers and implement a solid Change Management Plan.
- Expect Resistance to Change
- Get Buy-In from C-Suite and Management
- Plan for Change Management with Internal and External Stakeholders
Executives must view their technology provider, whether internal or external, as strategic to their business success. A digital solution partner needs to be able and willing to support them through their transformation journey.
- The Digital Solution Team Should Be Treated as Strategic
- Local Support Increases Likelihood of Success
- Off-the-Shelf Solutions Rarely Work
5. Simple Solution
The user experience and journey of a digital initiative need to be simple, intuitive and in line with the users’ objectives. The technology’s complexity is irrelevant so long as the user experience is simple.
- Simplify the Real-Life Journey and Processes
- Ensure Smooth Transition for the User
- Simple Solutions Can Be Achieved Even with Complex Technology