How to carry out digital transformation effectively? There are some tips for CEO and managers which will help you to end your digital transformation with success.
The market is changing
The market is changing with or without you. Regardless of whether your company is part of this change or not. If you want to fit to the changes, trends, and customer expectations you should bring your company into the digital era and bring changes to your company.
Essential points for successful digital transformation
During this year Microsoft Directions conference Guus Krabbenborg CEO of Dynamics and More presented the five most important lessons about digital transformation that every CEO needs to learn. Guss pointed out the most important points that are necessary to successfully complete the digital transformation of the company.
The transformation affects all employees
When conducting digital transformation, it should be remembered that it will affect all employees. Both the lowest and the highest level. Therefore, it is important for everyone to know why the company is changing. Everyone must understand them. If employees know the answer to the question “why”, it will be easier for them to actively participate in the transformation and be positive towards it.
Select a responsible person
It’s worth to select one responsible person to supervise the transformation. Thanks to this one person is responsible for the project – its success or failure. This arrangement makes success more likely.
It is a customer market
The market has changed and it’s customer market. He has the power and rules. This is because the markets are transparent, company data and offers are easily accessible and it is the customer who decides what to do. And with whom to make a deal. Plus, in a digital, shrunken world, it’s easy for customers to switch partners. That’s why you need to put the customer and his satisfaction first. You also need to offer added value to your customers. This is very important.
Streamline your processes and change the way you think
When carrying out a transformation, it is worth paying attention to the processes in the company. They are often confusing and complicated. They need to be streamlined and more agile. Often employees do not think about changing processes because they are used to them. However, if we want to implement a new system, we need to create new habits and processes. Importantly, first you need to improve the processes and then change the system. Don’t forget to start change with yourself!
Changes aren’t simple but are important
Changes aren’t simple but are important. The whole transformation is really relevant. You should know if the project will bring value to the company, employees and customers. Value is more important than system functionalities or customization.
How to carry out digital transformation?
Here are the top 5 lessons every CEO should remember when doing digitization:
- Digital transformation is not an IT project
- Explain the „why” behind the project
- Everything revolves around the customer
- Change the company and mindset
- Show that you are a leader.
Now you know the key to successfully completing a key transformation. All that’s left for you to do is choose the right system and start the transformation!