At the start of its digital journey, every company must ask itself: how do I set up my organisation for a radical transformation?
To answers this you must first find answers to the following questions about the organisational elements of a digital transformation:
- Structure - What is the right organisational structure for a digital transformation or business?
- Leadership - Which managers should 'own' digital (for example, do I need a Chief Digital Officer)?
- Culture - What cultural mind sets are important in a digital transformation, and how can I build them?
- Operating model - How do I set up my teams’ operating model to be more agile?
- Talent and skills - What digital talent do I need and how should my HR processes be different for this population?
- Sequencing the journey - How do I get started on the digital change process? How fast should I move? What are the most challenging phases?
Managers are moving quickly to build digital organisations that add real value to their business. Signs of their success include:
- Designing a digital organisational structure that aligns closely with
- their overall business strategy, and
- how they expect to capture value from digital.
- Appointing people who lead through collaboration and innovation, rather than through a traditional hierarchy; releasing significant control to teams; and managing progress on monthly or quarterly key performance indicators.
- Embedding a specific set of agile management practices that drive performance throughout the organisation; businesses that can achieve both speed and stability will win.
- Acquiring and promoting digital talent and leaders, defining new career paths based on experience (not necessarily managing or traditional hierarchy), and valuing autonomy and purpose, not just compensation.
View all our