Digital transformation is the new buzzword in business, and for good reason. It’s a process that can help you gain a competitive edge by leveraging technology that transforms the way your company operates and delivers value to customers.
But there can be several roadblocks that can kill your transformation programs. They slow down progress and make changes feel like work rather than something that is fun and exciting. So, what can you do to avoid roadblocks and finally get your digital transformation program off the ground?
The first tip is to ask for help early on in the process. Don’t wait until later when things have already stalled to reach out for advice from people who have been there before. This will help you identify any issues early on, which means you can find a solution quickly, saving you time and money in the long run.
The cultural change for companies is about their own people. To make the digital transformation successful, you need to engage your employees at all levels of the organization in order to gain buy-in and create energy around the changes that are taking place. Communicate the vision with proper direction & maximum transparency that covers "what is in it for me" for each employee.
Digital infrastructure roadblock appears when the organization does not have the right equipment and software so there is difficulty in digitizing business processes. Adopt the right digital technologies with help of your partners to avoid learning on your own.
Further, a bigger roadblock is the lack of resources to carry out digital transformation initiatives. Many organizations rely on mediocre performance employees to execute digital initiatives. So the key here is to hire 2-3 strong experienced profiles and build the junior team around them.
With so many stakeholder groups involved in a digital transformation, it can be difficult to know who is responsible for what and when they need to get things done.
By avoiding these common roadblocks and streamlining your efforts, you can ensure that your digital transformation is successful.
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Sandeep Raut is Founder and CEO at Going Digital, where he helps set up vision, digital transformation strategy, digital maturity audit, customer journey mapping, and multi-year digital transformation roadmap. He is ranked in top 10 global influencers and thought leaders in Digital Transformation.