Posted by aionol | 02 FEB 2018

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives: #4 Legacy Structures

Number 4 on the list of barriers to digital transformation, according to a Harvard Business Survey, are legacy structures. These are structures, systems and processes handed down within the business from generation to generation. Legacy structures often date back to pre-digital thinking, and are very much entrenched in the culture and organization of an enterprise. Why […]

Number 4 on the list of barriers to digital transformation, according to a Harvard Business Survey, are legacy structures. These are structures, systems and processes handed down within the business from generation to generation. Legacy structures often date back to pre-digital thinking, and are very much entrenched in the culture and organization of an enterprise.

Why Are Legacy Structures A Problem?

In general, legacy structures can be a good thing. They make sure that a company has a strong core, and survives by focusing on what it is doing bad. At the same time, legacy structures are incredibly hard to change and adapt. So in the age of the new digital transformation, where businesses are required to act fast and become more agile, legacy structures are becoming a hindrance.

The Scope Of Legacy Structures

Legacy structures are not just about technologies. Even more so, they have to do with the people and the way an enterprise is organized. Digital transformation requires hierarchies, skills and work structures to change. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ on organizational structures and hierarchies, so businesses have to find their own ways to become flexible and agile. Here are three questions that will get you there.

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation for C-Level Executives

Overcoming Legacy Structure Barriers

Preserving the important bits of legacy structures, whilst cutting the fat and getting rid of what’s old is a delicate balancing act. You need to get the buy in from the majority of employers, as they are the once likely to be most apprehensive of the change. Overcoming legacy structures means that you bring in new talent that thrives in an agile environment, and create this flexible environment for them to work in.

At the same time it means that you ensure that the basics of your company remain in tact, so that the important parts of your learning throughout time can still be leveraged.

Overcoming barriers to digital transformation requires finesse and a robust plan for ability and flexibility.

Iono Inc can support you with the most agile technology solutions so you can lead the way to digital transformation in your business.

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