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 would you know that politics are being managed well enough not to impact the success of the program, apart from just measuring the digital transformation KPI’s?
J: Stories beat numbers.
Q: What is the difference between normal change management and digital initiatives?
J: Digital changes your vision of the world.
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: What in your opinion is the biggest political challenge in digital transformation?
J: Fear is the biggest obstacle.
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.
How can you protect your digital initiatives from internal political damage? “Neutralize Internal Politics in Digital Initiatives” was originally published by MIT Sloan Management Review October 13th, 2017. (more…)