A recent article in the MITSloan Management Review has warned against looking for quick fixes when it comes to managing digital transformation.
In particular, three ‘superficial’ fixes should be avoided at all costs:
- Avoid creating a transformation office unconnected to the rest of the organization: This will only create a culture of “cool kids” isolated from the rest of the workforce; as well as dismissing individuals already doing valuable transformation work elsewhere in the organization.
- Avoid digitizing processes without rethinking the organization’s business model: Focusing solely on IT misses the point. A rapidly changing world requires new business models. Meaningful improvement must include transforming how the organization operates not just digitizing existing processes.…