Achieving digital maturity Adapting your company to a changing world

 

Digital transformation isn’t a project, but a new way of being in business. Companies that digitally mature do so through a sustainable process of ongoing digital change and innovation.  You know digital change requires capitalizing on new technologies, but do you know what else your organization needs to do to succeed?

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We know digital is transforming business. Everyone is becoming a digital organization. A technology company.

But many companies are actually behind.

Too many often focus on the first part of the equation, and not the second.

The DIGITAL… instead of the ORGANIZATION.

The TECHNOLOGY… instead of the COMPANY.

Technology might be hard… but culture, people, transformation – that’s can be even harder.

If you don’t align your company with the ever-evolving technological expectations of customers, employees, and partners…

talent may leave, initiatives could sputter, and the competition might move farther ahead.

Creating an organization that can grow and adapt to new technologies – a company that can move toward digital maturity – is the key.

And while digital strategy is unique to each company, digitally maturing organizations often share some common traits:

They communicate a clear, coherent digital strategy that integrates with the overall company strategy…

They look beyond the near-term to consider what they want in 5 years, 10 years, and beyond…

They successfully scale from small experiments.

They embrace cross-functional teams.

They know the importance of a culture that is:

Nimble and agile

Bold and exploratory

Open to risk

Less hierarchical

More collaborative

And less silo-ed.

Most of all, they know that talent, more than technology, will carry the organization into the future

So they invest in immersive development…

Create a culture of continuous learning….

And place a priority on retaining the leaders who make a difference.

Because technology will change…

And we can’t necessarily predict what digital developments are coming,

But we CAN make sure we’re ready for whatever happens next.