My research has identified 8 behaviors that characterize traditional and gig mindsets. If you scan the list of traditional behaviors, the left column on the chart, you’ll see that most organizations strongly enforce this way of doing things. Processes, roles and management practices are aligned to the traditional way of working. Gig mindset behaviors, the right column, are rarely encouraged, and sometimes even sanctioned. The paradox we are facing is that organizations need both mindsets. (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 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…)
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in September 2008 ……
I chatted with 2 intranet professionals today: by telephone with an intranet manager in a global organisation headquartered in Europe, and through online chat with a usability consultancy based in Russia.
The more you talk with people around the world, the more you realise things are the same everywhere. (more…)