Yearly resolutions? Start your digital transformation!
This week we are having Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement- the holiest day in Judaism and Samaritanism. It occurs annually on the 10th of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Primarily centered on atonement and repentance, the day’s observances consist of total fasting and ascetic behavior accompanied by intensive prayer and sin confessions (traditionally inside a synagogue). Alongside the related holiday of Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur is one of the two components of the “High Holy Days” of Judaism.
These are days of looking back and giving ourselves an honest grade for our deeds during the last year. In most cultures, this point of view helps us decide what and how we would like to do the following year.
So, if you find yourself thinking about going digital with your business, searching for a way to be modern, trendy, practical, and usable to your clients or users, let’s check what to consider:
Define a compelling vision of the future. Plan and “fantasize” about how your product should look and feel, what your user will be able to achieve, and what would be the best solution for your goals.
Find a way to establish the “buy-in.” People often resist change. If you want to find a way to overcome the antagonism, give the people the opportunity to be a part of the determinations, so they will feel that the digital transformation is their goal too.
Identify who is with you and who is not yet. Sort in your mind the list of relevant colleagues and managers. Who will be a part of the task force, which could be suitable by position or field of interest? Build your initial transformation team from the above-found individuals.
Drive alignment at all levels. Your transformation can only take place if all relevant parties are involved in the process. Your team probably should be interdisciplinary and include all levels of available managers.
Build confidence. Plan and show the spirit of the management of this transformation process to succeed. Nobody wants to be a part of a losing team. Celebrate this confidence, and let it be seen.
Manage by goals and objectives. Divide the work, plan, and prepare to show results not only at the end of the project but during it. Yes, the Agile way of thinking is beneficial here.
Start on the easy path. Try to commence the change where it is most welcomed. Find subjects “already waiting to find a solution” and people with internal motivation who will be an excellent models for the rest. They will become your ambassadors and evangelists inside the organization.
Here at LET ME, we are helping organizations and companies define and fulfill their digital transformation plans and feel ready to take the first step. Let’s drink a coffee and talk about it without obligation.