The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #7: Be Realistic – Don’t Call Out Digital Success Too Early!

The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #7: Be Realistic – Don’t Call Out Digital Success Too Early!

Would you celebrate winning a gold medal before starting the race or winning the cricket test series before bowling a ball? Simply put, you wouldn’t. Assuming success before it happens is seen as arrogant and often results in having an ‘egg on your face’ effect when you fail. Yet, when we look at digital transformation

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The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #6: The Bottom-Up Approach Does Not Work with Digital Transformation Projects

The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #6: The Bottom-Up Approach Does Not Work with Digital Transformation Projects

Digital transformation projects need leadership. So what is the difference between top-down and bottom-up leadership? As a concept, bottom-up leadership emerged from the egalitarian ideals that swept the Western world in the 20th century. These emphasise participation as a means of drawing on all the skills and knowledge an organisation’s employees have to offer. But

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The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation – #4: Don’t be dazzled by digitalisation

The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #4: Don’t be dazzled by digitalisation

You can’t read the technology media today without finding out about another remarkable digitalisation story and how exciting new digital implementations are revolutionising the way that companies are doing business. The trouble with all these headline-grabbing examples is that they have led to many companies equating digitalisation with dazzling projects focused on flashy websites, cool-looking

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The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation – #3: To succeed, you must cut bait early and fail fast: but not too fast

The 10 pitfalls of digital transformation #3: To succeed, you must cut bait early and fail fast: but not too fast

Although it sounds like a Chinese proverb, “success comes through fast failure” is a mantra that everyone undertaking digital transformation should repeat, three times daily. You learn by making mistakes – and from quickly identifying what’s not going to work. When you fail fast, you also fail forward – because you make progress towards your

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