Digital Business Transformation

How to influence and co-ordinate agile, distributed business transformation

Contact us for examples

AGILE TRANSFORMATION

There are many new ideas and organisational models for modern companies to choose from, but any one example is unlikely to be a perfect match for your needs. We analyse each model in terms of the capabilities it can create, and we help organisations choose the best techniques and patterns to achieve their goals.

We like to work with small multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate a distributed transformation process involving a much wider network of people throughout the organisation. This approach, working through influence and networks against a common set of capability goals, is a great way to spread new ways of working and make the most of all the different groups and functions that are needed for transformation to succeed.

DISTRIBUTED CHANGE

In every organisation, outside of the formal project structures, there are many more enthusiastic individuals who want to help the organisation work in a more modern, connected way. Mobilising these ‘change agents’ is a great way to create a passionate network to spread new ideas, practices and behaviours.

Enterprise social networks provide access to the wider ‘human sensor network’ of the organisation, and our method involves these people in making sense of change and helping to assess its results in close to real-time. This makes transformation everybody’s responsibility and can provide a great boost to employee engagement.

 

A TYPICAL PROGRAMME

An agile framework to co-ordinate work on:

  • Coalition building: developing and working with change agent networks
  • Org models: a toolkit of new structures, techniques and new ways of working
  • Tech platforms: service-oriented approach for distributed work, sharing & connecting
  • Leadership: leadership guidelines (and future leaders) for the new world of work
  • Culture & practice: a conversation with the organisation about suitable methods
  • Process improvement: identifying and fixing processes that block new ways of working

SELECTED BLOG POSTS

Leadership Mindsets for the Digital Age

This week’s curator Cerys Hearsey, explores the mindset needed for leading digital change in large organisations, and how this manifests into three different scales of thinking. The early days of digital change within organisations highlighted how essential the role...

Digital Workplace Futures Event

Our Digital Workplace Futures event last week (#psdw18) provided a great opportunity to hear from practitioners involved in the use of digital workplace technology to enable new ways of working and organisational improvement. It was great to see so many friends and...

The Digital Workplace: Past, Present & Future

(This post summarises an introductory talk I gave at our recent Digital Workplace Futures event in London - see here for a summary of the discussion that followed) Where have we come from? The beginnings of the digital workplace can be traced back to adoption of...

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...

Weekly inspiration & insight on Digital Transformation

Get curated links and latest news. Sent every Thursday.