Technology is a key driver towards digital transformation. According to the estimation by International Data Corporation, $1.2 trillion is spent on digital transformation technologies in 2017, which is an increase of 17.8% over 2016. In spite of that, several organizations are not going for transformation right because of a fundamental predicament.
While organizations are investing in new and innovative technologies, most of them are lagging in digital advancements due to human reluctance. Even if the CIOs wish to implement digital technology for convenience, the collaboration of technology and people pose as the major obstacle. Sometimes politics, ego or fear also comes in between the successful transformation.
There are several traits that lead to successful digital transformations.
Digital transformation is possible through the human transformation:
People strategy is more important than technical strategy. CIOs concentrate on different functional areas like mobile, data analysis, APIs, machine learning to build up a clear technical strategy. While doing this, CIOs incorporate peoples’ strategy which ultimately leads to successful transformation. The curriculums should be distributed to all the departments/ teams and there has to be the commitment to the employees to enhance their knowledge/ skills for digital transformation. Ultimately the organization reaps the benefit if the employees are trained enough to handle the new trends.
Taking customer-concentric strategy:
While few organizations think that evolving customer behavior works as a top reason for digital transformation, some still believe that investing in digitization of the business process is not the priority. To create more collaboration, it should be the top priority for the organizations to shape themselves as per evolving trends. If the organization fails to take up trending strategies at the soonest, then there are chances of lagging behind in the competition.
Adopting partnership as new technology is deployed:
Once an organization adopts digital transformation, it can get the privilege of getting associated with premium enterprises with similar business processes. It not only eases off work process but also helps to exchange and espouse new business traits for advanced experiment altogether.
Inculcate start–up mentality within the organization:
As organizations grow, different teams/ departments start to aloof themselves from each other, creating communication gap or misunderstandings. In this regard, inducing a startup mentality can break down those walls and encourage healthy communication among the employees and their clients.
Invest in next-generation technologies:
Around 50% of IT leaders are working with Artificial Intelligence today. They are also investing heavily in Big Data (60%) and the Internet of Things (52%). It happens mainly by using a bimodal IT architecture and allows them to fit efficiently into the system by rapidly integrating new technologies.
Today’s IT leaders are undoubtedly under tremendous pressure when it comes to adapting to disruptive changes in an organization. However, the traits of digital transformation depend on employees’ commitment and focus on continuous improvement in their work pattern. Even if the teams have to face any massive change, then also the system should be capable of inspiring the people to accept the changes and accustom to the new aspects. This can definitely inspire to set new goals within the organization and its employees to enter a new digital arena.
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