Posted by aionol | 17 FEB 2018

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives: #1 Organizational Structure Challenges

The number one barrier to digital transformation ties in all the previous challenges that were mentioned: Security challenges, regulatory constraints, legacy systems, lack of skills and resistance to change. All of them come together to build the main barrier to digital transformation: Organizational Structure Challenges. According to McKinsey, approximately 70% of business change projects fail due […]

The number one barrier to digital transformation ties in all the previous challenges that were mentioned: Security challenges, regulatory constraints, legacy systems, lack of skills and resistance to change. All of them come together to build the main barrier to digital transformation: Organizational Structure Challenges.

According to McKinsey, approximately 70% of business change projects fail due to employees and C-level managers’ resistance to change. Adopting cloud-centered operating and organizational models also challenges traditional legacy systems and brings up new security challenges. Employees are required to build new skill sets, whilst worrying that they may lose their job. The barriers to digital transformation are piling up.

Change Management Experts

In order to avoid the common pitfalls of adjusting organizational change and minimising the risk of failure for your change program, you need to get someone on board who understand (a) what the new organizational structures for a business in the age of digital transformation might look like, and (b) who knows how to change people’s minds.

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Break Down The Silos

Organizational silos puts limits on digital transformation. Instead of only concentrating on their small parts in the workloads and business processes, teams should be working together. Cross-team collaboration leads to new and innovative ideas, and ensures that the processes function seamlessly. It is no longer enough for sales teams to simply lead a sales conversation. They need a deeper understanding of what the product does and how it solves the customer’s needs. And often the IT team can help in building this understanding. And once the IT team learns from the sales and customer service teams what the common pain points of customers are, they can adjust the product or service to address them. A similar process works for adapting digital transformation.

Where to get started?

Organizational change is a big undertaking. The best way to start is developing a solid strategy. You can begin by asking yourself these three questions first.

Iono can support any business through the process of embracing digital transformation. Our cloud computing solutions give you the tools to take your business to the next level, whilst you are overcoming the barriers to digital transformation in your enterprise.

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