Today’s digital change leaders need to be more than a good technologist; they need to be evangelists for innovation, and catalysts for change.
With today’s proliferation of social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing, digital change agents are under pressure to stay nimble and align business processes with each new area of disruption. To help companies better prepare for their digital futures, we address the ways senior leaders can strengthen their organization to sustain the ongoing demands of digital disruption.
Crafting a framework of intent and priorities
Revisiting priorities, pain points and actual business needs plays a huge role in driving effective execution of change initiatives. Digital leaders should craft a framework for intent to help clarify what areas of action and improvements your organization is looking to achieve through digitization, while redefining measures of current and future success. When objectives, structure and tasks are in sync, organizations are more equipped to tackle the challenges of a changing digital landscape.
Intersecting agility around business objectives
Digital leaders must be prepared to address ongoing disruption at any given moment, remaining agile enough to respond to the demands of change while managing the overlapping responsibilities of multiple initiatives. Orchestrating this kind of structure requires strong commitment from change agents and senior leaders as they build an environment where nimbleness can flourish, along with the application structures and processes needed to support successful execution on an ongoing basis.
Innovation and experimentation
For organizations looking to execute an effective digital agenda in today’s ever-evolving environment, they must cultivate a workforce environment that thrives on innovation. CDOs and digital leaders must be at the forefront of adopting new business processes and models, identifying areas to actuate change and pursuing new avenues of potential growth. Innovation manifested in new systems, services, technologies, business processes and organizational structures in response to digital trends help future-proof an organization’s sucess, down the line.
Theorem Future Perspectives
Reinvention is a necessity for organizations operating in today’s high-speed and increasingly global business environment. To maximize business impact in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace and drive future success, business leaders must position their organizations to be more nimble and flexible—poised to anticipate and drive change.