For the last few weeks, I’ve been vigorously wrestling with the changing nature of IT and the role of the CIO. I seriously believe IT is in some sort of mid-life crisis. Or possibly, it’s just about to grow up and get some long trousers.
Recently, The Business Transformation Network hosted an event on “HR TechOps - Bridging the Gap between HR Tech and Operational Excellence”, which is a topic of growing importance in business today. The main questions the conversation revolved around were:
1. What HR Technology platforms are being implemented and how is the implementation process going?
2. How can HR technology be used to improve efficiency and employee experience?
‘Digital Transformation’ has become a brand of its own in the corporate world and a trendy term to use. But what does it really mean, and what does success look like?
The last SASIG meeting in London on 8th May 2018 examined the role and career of the CISO. It is hard to walk out of an event like this one not feeling that a number of things are seriously going round in circle in the security industry.
In this exclusive video for the BTN, Richard Morecroft (Managing Partner at Digital Work Group) discusses how to get your digital transformation moving. He looks at the importance of balancing strategy and execution for long-term success.
This last post on the series on the adoption of Procurement technology will highlight what actually happens during a change.
It is only with a good understanding of these aspects that change leaders can conduct fruitful and lasting change initiatives.
The Kübler-Ross change curve…
A classic representation of a person’s reaction to change is the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross change curve. It describes the emotional phases people go through when they lose someone:
‘Well,' I said. ‘Eventually, the blob will get you. It’s important to run as fast as you can in the early days of your transformation, because organisations have an in-built protection mechanism; the ability to morph into a blob of slime that will eventually catch up with you, surround you in slime and kill you off’.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein
Here is the third post in a series of four that focuses on the adoption of Procurement technologies.
After looking at:
Constant firefighting downgrades the role and the CISO must fight to avoid its gravitational pull
This is the second post in a series of four that focuses on the adoption of Procurement technologies. It will highlight some important aspects of the psychology of change because:
- they explain why so many projects fail,
- they must be taken into account to design a successful implementation.
The problem with changes…
“The only thing that is constant is change” — Heraclitus
What was true in Ancient Greece is even truer today. Especially when looking at changes induced by or linked to technology.