News In Digital From The Digital Transformation People: Archive

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More news, views and how to’s from the world of Digital Transformation. Like anything worth doing it’s not always easy, so if you’re fast approaching the trough of disillusionment, or as Frank Mattes says “the valley of death” then read on for you’ll certainly find some inspiration here. If you need more than inspiration then please get in touch and we’ll connect you with the talent and expertise you need to help you get the job done.

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To borrow from Roland Deiser of the Drucker School of Management, Digital Transformation isn’t going away any time soon; it’s universal, really big, getting faster and not just rewriting the rules of competition but reshaping society too. So, welcome to the 30th edition of News in Digital with more news, views and how to’s help you navigate the uncertain waters of digital disruption. Our mission is to connect you with the resources you’ll need to thrive in these challenging and exciting times; connecting you to knowledgetalent and expert advice when and where you need it.

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More news, views and how to’s from The Digital Transformation People. In this edition you’ll find more expert advice, cheat sheets and recommendations on innovation, leadership, culture and what it takes to deliver success in Digital Transformation. With 70% of digital transformations still failing to deliver returns on investment, please feel free to share this with your colleagues and leadership team to set your transformation efforts on the path to success.

Spring Edition News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #28 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #28

More news, views and how to’s for Digital Transformation in this Spring Edition which isn’t pulling any punches. Kicking off with Neil Rainey’s latest Executive Book Summary you’ll learn how to get real business impact from your innovation initiatives as he teases the wisdom from ‘Scaling Up Corporate Start-Up by innovation gurus Frank Mattes and Dr Ralph-Christian Ohr.

Follow that with Michael Wade as he looks at why most transformation initiatives fail; leadership needs to learn how to break free from legacy thinking and constraints if they are to become unencumbered incumbents. And finally, with many more great articles to read make sure you don’t miss advertising veteran Martin Weigel’s passionate piece on why your strategy will fail if you don’t get the narrative right. Push on past the first paragraph and you will be rewarded!

Lifescale News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #27 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #27

It’s all about the people. Digital Transformation means a profound change in everything we do; how we think, how we work together and how we communicate with our customers, our peers and colleagues. It’s a state that can only be achieved by adopting new ways of working, new ways of thinking and doing. For this reason, people, culture and mindset are critical to achieving success. This we know but have you considered how living in the digital age is affecting you and your ability to make an impact that is aligned with your own sense of purpose, fulfilment and ultimately your happiness? So, from people to you the person; we’ve reviewed Lifescale by Brian Solis which is full of insight into how to survive and thrive in what’s become an age of digital distraction. Plus many more how to’s and lessons learned to help you on your digital transformation journey.

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Dion Hinchcliffe sums up where we are today with digital transformation when he says “We almost universally know now we must adapt to the digital future, to change and grow. But how best to do it remains the top question”.  We’re also seeing an increase in requests for frameworks, templates and real-life lessons from people who know how. So in this edition, we bring you the much-praised how to guide for digital transformation in our exclusive Executive Summary of Lindsay Herbert’s acclaimed book Digital Transformation. In it, Neil Rainey has teased out the wisdom of many successful digital transformations to share with you Lindsay’s BUILD model of how to deliver digital transformation success in five stages. Please enjoy this and many other expert contributions with our compliments.

 

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And so we arrive at 2019 which promises to be a momentous year for all of us. Whatever the outcome of deal or no deal we are all in the midst of VUCA and need to accelerate our response to become more agile and capture new value for ourselves and our customers. For all of us, it’s a matter of innovation and new ways to deliver on our jobs to be done. So the emphasis in this New Year issue is things to watch out for in 2019 and how to create the environment and processes for effective innovation. Please do watch the video of Alexander Osterwalder below which is eloquent, entertaining and hugely informative and builds on the work of our final contributor Clayton M. Christensen et al and their seminal piece ‘Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”. Happy New Year to all!

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So it’s that time again and we’d like to say thank you and a Merry Christmas to all of our contributors and readers of ‘News In Digital’. The Digital Transformation People as a platform has had an amazing year with increasing engagement and interest from people and organisations all over the world. We thank you for your continued support and urge you to watch this space as we launch new products and services to help you to upskill and connect to the talent we’ll all need for successful digital transformation in 2019 and beyond.

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In this issue, we start on a serious note by looking at a piece by Klaus Schwab of WEF who makes the distinction between globalization and globalism and urges us now to work together to deal with the consequences of both. Whilst we wonder at the challenges and opportunities of industry 4.0 for our own lives he argues that we also must also act to demand new forms of governance in order to safeguard the public good for all. So the theme for this issue of News In Digital is more sharing, caring and collaboration both in business and society as a whole.

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So here we are in Q4 and I sense increasing urgency now around digital transformation. We are well along the way of understanding what it is and management now acknowledge the need to change the way they work: adopt agile working practices, enable collaboration, change the culture and reskill the corporation. But the key questions now are about the ‘how’.You’ll read below about the trillions of dollars that will be spent between now and 2021 but unless we learn the ‘how’, particularly around culture change and people, most of it will go to waste. So please, read on and learn from the experience and insights we’ve curated for you so that you at least will make a success of your digital transformation.
Strategies Digital Transformation Talent RecruitmentNews in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #21 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #21

As digital transformation has become part of the modern vernacular the debate has moved on from the ‘what is’ to the ‘how to’. People, culture and mindset have come to the fore and so too have the questions of the tools, strategies, methods and processes we use to transform ourselves, our businesses and society itself. Some things are not as obvious as they might once have seemed and there are unintended consequences in much of what we try. Here are some articles to map our progress and help us learn from the insights of others.

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Everyone’s talking about it and we’re seeing the effects of digital disruption everywhere particularly on the high street. The tsunami we’ve all been reading about is arriving and it’s no longer good enough to pay lip service to digital transformation. We must now get the right leadership in place armed with the strategies, tools and talent to fend off the threat of disruption and harness the opportunities digitisation can bring. It’s a huge challenge for which most will need urgent help if they are to be successful. Visit our platform if you’re looking for knowledge, talent or services to help you.

Insight News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #19 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #19

It takes talent to lead and deliver digital transformation but we are learning how to transform our organisations so that they become agile, focus on the needs of people and capture the power of imagination, empathy and curiosity to build a better future for us all. We’ve assembled the insight and expertise of some great practitioners to help keep the focus on how to capture sustainable value for your organisation, your customers and your employees. Enjoy!

Mindset News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #18 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People #18

Those words again, culture and mindset are increasingly recognised as the essential ingredients for success in digital transformation. Plus of course you have to get your strategy right so in this edition we have three excellent articles on strategy from our contributing authors Rod Collins, Frank Mattes and Kevin Adema to help you do just that. And if that’s not enough, scroll down and you’ll find a masterclass from world class strategist Simon Wardley with the complete ‘Wardely Maps’. Read it, savour it and keep the link for future reference.

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With increasing numbers of organisations embarking upon digital transformation it’s clear that all is not well; clouded objectives and differing interpretations of what is required fuels a misguided pursuit of unicorn talent that doesn’t exist and really isn’t required. There is a mismatch between perceived need and what’s available when in fact the talent required is there in abundance if you know where to look. If you’re struggling to find your unicorns get in touch and we’ll help you find the people you really need.

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With so much written about AI as the technology to accelerate transformation it is ironic that so much of our ability to extract value from it is dependent on how we manage and organise our own biological intelligence – people. It really is all about the people and you’ll find some some excellent articles here to explain and help you get it right .. unless of course you’re a complete chimp which case you’ll need some chums and a typewriter to help find the answer (see quote!).

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In this edition there’s much more on how to achieve this enablement, engage your best assets and keep focused on the main drivers for your transformation; your customers.

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The rate of change is accelerating and as digital transformation becomes a household term it’s increasingly clear that success is less to do with the headline grabbing technologies, and more to do with how people adapt to them; leadership, culture and mindset are the names of the game.

Lessons News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #13 News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #13

As digital transformation becomes main stream much is being learnt about what does and what doesn’t work.  We’re getting to grips with what it is and what in theory needs to be done, but is our execution letting us down?  An emphasis on lessons learnt in this edition of News In Digital.
If there is anything in particular that you’re struggling with or would like included in our future editions we’d love to hear from you.

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More hand picked news, views and how to’s from The Digital Transformation People. We’re proud to feature new contributors on the platform as well as bringing more practical insights and expertise on leadership, strategy, privacy and GDPR to name a few. The world is changing and it’s great to host a community of experts whose contributions can help us all navigate a clearer path to successful transformation.
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Hand picked news, views and how to’s from the world of digital transformation. Plus if there’s anything specific you’d like to know more about then try searching our all new Knowledge Base where we have curated more of the very best digital transformation has to offer – it’s updated daily. Featuring articles by Brian Solis, Roland Rust, Rob Llewellyn, Tom Goodwin, Tim EllisSimon RatcliffeLudmila Morozova-Buss and more!
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Something for the New Year?
How about some qualified and interesting predictions for 2018 without the hyperbole, from Paul Willmott of Digital McKinsey. Let’s kick off the year with some credible insights and let him know if you agree @WillmottPaul
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Here’s a great piece from Rodrigo Brancatelli The Professional Conversations That Defined 2017: The 17 hashtags that captured the year on LinkedIn.  Real stuff that caught our interest and imagination. Meanwhile, here’s just one prediction – 2018 really will be the year of digital transformation and we’ll be here to connect you with the people, talent and resources you’ll need to make yours a success.  Watch out for our new platform coming in January!
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Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks with John Hagel, Ideas Don’t Matter In Innovation & Entrepreneurship By Alexander Osterwalder and if you’re looking for the definitive ‘how to’ book on managing a digital transformation then we’d recommend taking a look at this superb book by Lindsay Herbert – Author, Speaker & Digital Leader Digital at IBM iX. It’s clear, concise and a practical guide from someone with an immense amount of experience in the field, with plenty of insights from customer case studies too.
  News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #07
Many organisations still don’t ‘get’ digital transformation but those that do are surging ahead. The tsunami wave is still forming, the tide is out and when it turns I expect for many it’ll be a case of too little too late. Some good articles here to help you stay ahead in digital transformation. ~ Tim Ellis
News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #06
An emphasis on strategy and customer experience, and in case you missed it; some research on the shared characteristics of those exceptional firms that manage to successfully transform their businesses and push into new growth markets. How to achieve success in Digital Transformation; key insights, strategies and case studies for success in Issue #6
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Competing in a world of sectors without borders, Reboot Your Strategy For A Digital Age and Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation.  All this and more in #Issue 5
News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #04

In this issue: Some practical assistance: digitisation is all around us but are we simply improving efficiencies of declining business models, or are we discovering new ways to create value and thrive in the new economy.

News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #03

In this issue: News, views and how to’s from the world of digital transformation. Plus we have an exciting job opportunity as Head of Data Storytelling with a potential new unicorn. If you love data and customer insight please read more..

News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #02

Introducing the definitive ‘How To’ guide for achieving agility through Digital Transformation, from our very own author Peter Abraham. Plus, our Top Picks, Classic Gold, and People and the future of work!

 

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Featuring an Executive summary of Didier Bonnet’s classic book “Leading Digital – Turning Technology Into Business Transformation” that really set the standard for literature on digital transformation. Plus our most popular article from Jack Perschke “Delivering Digital Transformation in Government” and Dion Hinchcliffe tells us why enterprise collaboration is exciting again!