Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Our new research report based on in-depth interviews with Digital and HR executives,
with recommendations and strategies for overcoming common barriers

OUR NEW GUIDE TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Our research – derived from in-depth interviews with 25 Digital and HR executives, plus the latest organisational theory and our applied expertise – offers:

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Insights from executives leading the transformation

The 20 Attributes That Define Adaptive Organisations

A How-To guide for making change routine

Our Quantified Org Diagnostic Test for benchmarking your progress

LEAD AUTHORS

Christine Overby, CEO of Shift*Base Research

Christine has spent the last twenty years helping companies adopt digital technologies and new ways of working. Prior to running Shift*Base, she was Vice President at Forrester Research, where she led the turn-around of its community offering, which delivers an exclusive network of peers, analysts, and advisors to 1,500 IT and Business executives. Christine also launched Forrester Research’s Digital Marketing practice, growing it into a multi-million dollar business. She has consulted on digital experience for companies including BarclayCard, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Nestle Purina, Novartis, Orange, and Procter & Gamble, and understands the complexity of large organisations and how to change them.

Lee Bryant, Co-founder of Post*Shift

Lee Bryant is at the forefront of current thinking around the 21st Century firm. A globally renowned expert on social technologies, organisational structure and new ways of working, Lee is now the co-founder of Post*Shift – a consulting firm designing agile, distributed organisations. Lee’s background co-founding Headshift, which became a leading international social business consultancy, helped him pioneer new uses for social technology inside companies and organisations. Believing social networks, not bureaucracies, are the organising principle of the current era, Lee is passionate about exploring new forms of highly connected organisations.

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Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in the Digital Workplace

An organisation’s approach to learning is a key success factor in its digital transformation efforts, and we are seeing three areas of focus emerging as predictors of maturity:  how an organisation bridges its digital skills and confidence gaps how an...

Growing communities beyond the edges of the organisation

This week's curator Sam Thomas looks at some success stories of communities expanding beyond the edges of their organisations. In digitally mature organisations we are used to seeing strong communities of engaged, self-selecting members gathered around a shared...

Change the old or build the new?

This week, Lee Bryant considers the difficulty of trying to change organisations from within, and considers the role that technology might play in building the future firm. We work with large organisations that have typically optimised their management structures and...

Learning to lead

This week, Cerys Hearsey examines how individuals can learn how to lead in the fast-paced, volatile, complex conditions experienced by large organisations today. Organisations recognise that leadership happens at all levels of the organisation. So it should be easier...

Why Your Organisation Needs a Coaching Culture

This week, Caroline Boyd makes the case for building a coaching culture inside your organisation. Coaching is traditionally made accessible for select, top executives in an organisation. But the aims of coaching - facilitating learning, providing opportunities for...

Fine tuning your agile system to increase velocity

Being really busy and working really hard = providing maximum value to the team, right? Well… While this obviously can be true, it can also be a comforting lie we tell ourselves without even realising it. If you’re working flat out all week but not completing any...

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