Successful business transformation relies upon having a well-articulated picture of what your business will look and feel like in the future.
Put out the fires and see the wood for the trees by getting control of your business transformation.
With so much demand for change in organisations, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of doing everything badly. How many fires do you seem to be fighting at the moment, and what percentage of
this is due to business transformation activities conflicting with each other and not going to plan? The push for digitisation to keep up with customer expectations; the need for automation and artificial intelligence to reduce back office costs; adherence to ever increasing regulation and the overall fear of losing out to more nimble new entrants will all be forming part of your change backlog, along with many more. And all of these are no doubt calling on the same resource, with multiple conflicting dependencies and timescales.
What’s does your transformation outcome look like?
At Project One, we have many years of experience of leading change alongside our clients to help them “see the wood from the trees” and moving forward in an efficient and controlled way. It’s about optimising the pace of change and return on investment within the appropriate framework and control.
So, if you’re in charge of your company’s overall business transformation, or you’re a senior business leader faced with the same challenge, then pause for a while and get your teams back to some basics.
The case for change is probably abundantly clear, but do you have a joined up, well-articulated picture showing how your business will look and feel this time next year, and in five years time? And is this picture agreed across all business areas and signed-off by your Executive peers? We find that’s a great place to start. Backed up with a view of which business capabilities need to be introduced or enhanced and a high-level roadmap showing the optimum sequence of implementation, it will take you a long way down the road to success. These fundamental building blocks will then allow you to ensure you have sufficient capacity in place to both run the business and drive the change, avoiding all of those fires.
Up-front effort, but wouldn’t you agree, worth the time spent to move from what feels like failure on all fronts to a business transformation that feels under control?
See our article on “Is your change programme set up for success” for more information.