MAKING CHANGE TANGIBLE
What does digital transformation mean for your own company? And what what strategy will suit the company and lead to success? The answers to these questions cannot be worked out just by thinking hard. They are found in an iterative process that incorporates analyses, experiments, errors and detours.
AGILITY AND STABILITY IN CHANGE
An important success factor in digital change is the ability to react flexibly and adapt strategies to changes. At the same time, employees, customers and other stakeholders need a certain degree of stability. Finding the right balance is a major challenge.
PROJECT BUSINESS VERSUS DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS
Weighing up day-to-day business and transformation in such a way that both are given sufficient space and time is challenging and requires continuous fine-tuning and adjustment in the ongoing process. Otherwise, the necessities of day-to-day business threaten to push the transformation processes off the rails – or the focus on the business gets lost.
NEW ORGANISATIONAL FORMS
Successful transformation processes require organisational structures that enable change and self-organisation. Rigid structures make it difficult to create freedom and to act on one's own responsibility. Flat and flexible structures create space for the development of creative and innovative potential of employees.
PATTERNS OF WORK AND THINKING
What was successful yesterday is often no longer good enough for today. In times of digital change, new ways of thinking – a digital mindset – and forms of cooperatioin as well as a higher degree of self-organization and agility are critical for success. As a manager, your task is no longer to deliver the solution, but to empower your teams with the right skills, conditions and room for manoeuvre.
SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING TENSIONS
Every change process causes tension and uncertainty within the organization. Some managers and employees experience change processes as a threat and adopt a wait-and-see attitude or even go into denial. All the more important to build trust, address concerns and fears, integrate employees while keeping up the momentum and innovative capacity.