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:
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
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.
SELECTED BLOG POSTS
Never waste a crisis: how the sudden switch to remote working could enable the shift to truly digital organisations
What and where is your Organisational Fabric? What and where is the fabric of your organisation? How would you describe it? When the buildings are empty and the conference rooms are silent, what actually *is* the organisation? Some might argue it is the...
Tesla's soaring (possibly overvalued?) stock price, and its continued ability to design and deliver market-leading electric vehicles, raise some serious questions about the structure and culture of the incumbents in the automotive sector. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner...
We have worked with enterprise social networks (ESNs) for over 15 years, helping organisations to create a connected context, networks and communities to support new ways of working and overcome the harmful effects of silos. In Munich this week, at the 15th Social...
Last week I presented a model of digital leadership and strategy at #SocialNow in Lisbon. Here is the text of my talk, with slides embedded at the end... It is very hard to succeed with digital transformation in an established organisation without addressing...
"The greatest challenge for today’s leaders is how to upgrade their organisation’s operating system” This is how we frame the conversation about organisational change and the role of digital transformation on our newly-updated website, so I thought I would explain our...
We do a lot of work with organisations to help embed new ways of working enabled by the digital workplace. One of the most commonly cited barriers to adoption of modern work techniques is employees who think they lack the time to try new things. More often than not, this objection comes from leaders, rather than front-line teams…
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