Business Strategy

Beware of the negligence path of Digital Transformation Journey by Soumyasanto Sen

Digital transformation may sound easy, but it’s not. Especially when, there are so many different understandings of this buzzword around the world.

Of course, it’s a journey which will change with the technologies you adopt and bring into the people, processes, and culture associated with your company. Before understanding this buzzword, it is important to know what a Digital Transformation is not.

Many organisations misunderstand digital transformation.

Moving Your Business up the Digital Evolution Curve by Richard Morecroft

Digital evolution is an ongoing journey for every business.

Gone are the days of saying that you have ‘done’ digital after a major technology overhaul. Instead, it is an evolution to transition and optimise your business continually. Even digitally native companies know that they have to innovate and stay ahead of the game because of growing disruption and rapid technological change.

What is Wrong with Most Digital Transformation Strategies? by Niall McKeown

Most digital transformation strategies are neither strategic nor transformational.

Michael Porter, the famous Harvard Strategy Professor said “If we’re satisfied with vague strengths and weakness lists, we’re not thinking very clearly about strategy”. “There’s a distinction between operational effectiveness and strategic positioning”.

“Should we be on the cloud or have our own servers? That’s an operational effectiveness question.  What we understand is that operational effectiveness is not strategy”.

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders By Roderic Yapp

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders

It doesn’t matter how great the strategy is if the leadership can’t execute it…

I have had a few requests from people asking to contribute to this blog. This is the first time that I have accepted though. I think JB (who wishes to remain anonymous) has a strong understanding of what is required to be a great leader and I am happy to have her contribute. Enjoy.

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It! by Richard Cronin

Measuring and managing change

We never cease to be amazed by how many mid-large organisations we engage with that do not have effective tools and processes in place to forecast, plan, measure and report work. Yet these same companies expect their managers to drive improvements, to continue increasing revenue and profitability.

Keeping Score in Strategy Execution by Chris Fox

Strategy

Every leader has a strategy. They might not call it a strategy; it might not be clearly articulated and thought through; it might even be a bad strategy. But somewhere they have in mind what they want to achieve, why they want to achieve it, and how they hope to achieve it.

 

Digital Transformation: Shaping your Strategy

Thursday 15th October - Haymarket Hotel, London
Digital Transformation: Shaping your Strategy

The latest BTN event was engineered to provoke discussion around the topic of Digital Transformation. A number of senior change & transformation leaders from across a wide range of business gathered to discuss the following topics:
1. Has the customer created digital? Or has technology changed the customer?
2. How to monetise/measure the benefits of digital transformation?
3. How do businesses demystify digital?