Crises forcefully enable us to see what is missing and needed in the current order. Covid-19 has a significant impact and disrupted many things like the way we work, live, communicate, and do business, etc.
Nothing will be the same as before and we believe that “a better normal” must come.
During the lockdown, we have all seen once again agility is one of a crucial skill for organizations to survive and sustain. Digitalization provides this agility and resilience that brings better business performance in a world of flux.
The value created by digital transformation is directly related to the readiness of the workforce in terms of mindset and skillset. Therefore, it would be incomplete to consider digital transformation only as a business transformation. It should include a cultural transformation to reach the goals as well.
Digital transformation requires redesigning the corporate culture. In this era, it must meet the needs of the time, the needs of the new generations, the needs for the company to be able to compete. This new era requires a multidimensional approach, a new blend of business, better people experience, visionary leadership, and a truly open mindset.
Every organization has a culture, usually evolved over a long period of time. The core of this culture should stay, should be protected. But around that strong core, the new values and capabilities should be added carefully.
There are many trends around digital transformation and cultural change. Some are important, some are fashionable. But one stands out and is very likely to stay here for a long-term. And that is enterprise agility. The capability of acting fast, still structured, empowering the individual and small teams, making them autonomous, but still orchestrating the whole. It proofed very strong in start-up and product development teams. Now it is spreading across the enterprise, any industry and around the globe. If you want to add just one new capability to your organization, to your culture, it must be agile.
Agile brings joy and excitement to the people. Agility is good for business and strategy execution. Agility is crucial for uncertain times, such as the crisis we are in right now. Agile is a strong element of employer branding, especially for younger candidates. Agile is huge for breaking the silos and making people from different departments talk to each other and work with each other. There is almost no side effects, so no reason not to pursue this track.
Agile transformations are not trivial. They require careful attention, patience and persistence. Bu once you get the first teams producing faster than the others and enjoying themselves, then the “winds of change” will breeze in your organization.
This hard and encompassing work will enable your organization to adapt to the digital world and gain the inner motivation to ensure continuous growth and development. We have seen it possible around the globe. You can succeed as well. If you need support, we are here to help.
THE BETTER NORMAL SERIES
THE BETTER NORMAL #1: “THE BETTER NORMAL” WILL BE CREATED BY US
THE BETTER NORMAL #2: NO WAY OUT!
THE BETTER NORMAL #3: SYSTEMIC CHANGE OR NUDGE FOR THE BETTER NORMAL
THE BETTER NORMAL #4: A CRITICAL APPROACH TO DIGITAL
THE BETTER NORMAL #5: A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE PERSPECTIVE
THE BETTER NORMAL #6: THE “REAL” RESILIENCE OF SUPPLY CHAINS
THE BETTER NORMAL #7: AIM FOR DIGITAL GREATNESS
THE BETTER NORMAL #8: THE BALANCED VISION
THE BETTER NORMAL #9: OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
THE BETTER NORMAL #10: Don’t Carry “Covid-19 Impact” Too Far
THE BETTER NORMAL #11: Workplace of the Better Normal
THE BETTER NORMAL #12: The Post-Covid Era Requires Digital Transformation
THE BETTER NORMAL #13: The Time of The Synthesists Has Come
THE BETTER NORMAL #14: What Pandemic Has Taught Us About Digital ROI
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