Posted by aionol | 18 FEB 2018

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives: #2 Resistance to Change

Change is never easy. Even if it is positive. Most people fear change, as it means that they have to leave their comfort zones and participate in activities that may be new and uncomfortable. Digital transformation is one of these new and uncomfortable things. And it is therefore significantly held back by people’s resistance to […]

Change is never easy. Even if it is positive. Most people fear change, as it means that they have to leave their comfort zones and participate in activities that may be new and uncomfortable. Digital transformation is one of these new and uncomfortable things. And it is therefore significantly held back by people’s resistance to change.

Managers and C-level Executive

You’re not excluded from that existential fear. It is normal to be worried about what the future might look like with digital transformation around every corner. No one can predict where the new technologies might take us, and how they will change businesses and hierarchies. In fear of losing investments, of losing power, and of losing credibility C-level executives often try to resist change by avoiding digital transformation. So the first step to overcome this barrier is to change your own mindset.

Employees and Staff

Once you have adopted a more flexible and agile outlook, you need to get your teams on board. And that is a mammoth task. People for their jobs, especially because they know that the digital transformation requires new and different skill sets that they might not have yet. So the second step is getting your employees on board, either by offering retraining programs or other guarantees so they can overcome their fear of being made redundant.

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Customers

And it’s not just the back-end of a business that is resistant to change. Even customers get worried about technologies such as cloud computing, even though it can greatly improve the products and services you are offering them. Security concerns when it comes to sensitive data and online business are not restricted to the business. Customers have them to. So step number 3 is bringing your customers on board, by making sure that you are complying with all appropriate regulations and by putting the necessary security structures and measures in place.

You also need to make sure that you are picking a safe and reliable third party provider for your cloud service solution.

At Iono Inc, security is our number one priority. Find out more about our service offerings for businesses migrating to the cloud.

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