The secret to digital transformation? Start by looking in the mirror

Digital is not just a technical thing. In fact, I would argue that technology can sometimes distract from true digital transformation. So, what is digital?  It is the ability of a business to respond to or even predict change in a way that causes minimum disruption to the business, based on information from many sources […]

HBR Analytic Services survey sheds light on the state of digital transformation

Plenty of companies are either in the midst of, or preparing for, big changes in the way they operate so they can succeed in the digital economy. The changes aren’t for the faint-hearted. They require modernized IT infrastructures and advanced technologies, stalwart leadership, new organisational structures and a flexible approach. So, how do organisations get […]

Digital leaders create a renaissance in their organisations

Renaissance translates as ‘rebirth’, and is the name given to the period when Europe emerged from the Dark Ages into a more enlightened modern era. The Renaissance was a fiercely forward-thinking time. It spawned a scientific revolution where science, technology and culture began a cycle of mutual advancement. In a new report, ‘Winning Through Change […]

Get Agile for adaptive execution

Adaptive execution is a vital discipline for thriving in this age of digital transformation. And becoming Agile can help your organization do it. Adaptive execution — as defined by the Leading Edge Forum (LEF), the commercial think tank of DXC Technology — means being able to respond quickly to threats and exploit new opportunities. It’s […]

Becoming an Agile organization

Agile, a concept borrowed from software development, is now helping organizations in nearly every industry become innovative in their digital transformation. Agile approaches can transform processes, management approaches and even how people do their work. Looking to make your organization Agile? Here are several ways to get started: Change culture: Agile organizations use collaborative teams […]

Change Management: Time to step it up

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Has change management become a passé profession? In most large corporate organisations it is commonplace, but elsewhere it is still a misunderstood vocation that is yet to find a home. Some believe it is an HR function. Many others think it is something that a project manager or other manager should do anyway. Others don’t […]

Making IT an invisible enabler of change

IT and business leaders face the daunting task of not only upgrading workplace technology and modernizing infrastructure, but also overcoming user resistance to new ways of working. To ensure that workplace transformation delivers expected business benefits, organizations must address the “people” aspects of change (culture, behavior, ways of working, user resistance, etc.) and proactively consider […]

X is for xperience

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Xperience (ok, I am stretching the bounds here as I am reaching the end of the alphabet – it’s a […]

Moving beyond risk management to antifragility

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The amount of change in the world is exciting, but the combination of the level of innovation being generated by technology and the fierce competition of global markets means that we are seeing — and will inevitably continue to see — slip-ups. As IT professionals, what is our defense against slip-ups? We often try to […]

D is for digital

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: […]