The point of this short article is to show data over past years that provide a context for understanding the emergence of the gig mindset: High people capabilities in stifling work cultures with rigid management practices have led to new behaviors for people who are self-motivated to make a difference in their organization. (more…)
My webinar “Don’t Let politics Block Your Digital Initiatives” triggered high interest and lots of questions. I’m writing a series of posts in response to the questions I did not have the time to answer during the event: “So many questions, so little time!” (more…)
Q: How do you improve situations where BU managers or others posture alignment for digital platforms to upper management but are not really invested?
J: Visibility, visibility, visibility!
Q: On what level of the organization do you see most of the internal politics happen?
J: At the top and near the top.
Q: What are your views on dealing with senior executives who downplay digital? How can you create a change that goes in the right direction?
J: Bring the outside in. Show what’s going on in the world.
Here are the slides used during the webinar I did with MITSloan in July 2018. The attendees had lots of good questions and I’m writing up the ones there was no time to answer. Stay tuned! (more…)
I spoke at the i2Sumit 2017 in Zurich last week. I would summarize my presentation in two words: People lead!
I talked about how people start movements in organizations, and organizations run to catch up (or not!).
I demonstrate with data how top-down decision-making for digital initiatives is still too common, and how it triggers internal politics.
Competing priorities is at the top of the list of challenges for many organizations when defining their digital transformation strategies. One of the goals of this report is to provide data, analysis and case studies that will help organizations prioritize and identify criteria for strategic decision-making.
18 key findings are explained below. (First published in November 2016.).
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2016 ……
Following on from my post yesterday about senior leadership almost being on board with digital transformation, it is important to see how the impact from internal change agents has increased this year. It’s quite a counter balance!
I define change agents very simply as “people inside organizations who work to bring about change through actions that may not be within their scope of work and may not even be approved by management.” (more…)