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Regardless of the difficulty, complex change initiatives are happening far more frequently in businesses around the world. Risks and opportunities are appearing more often in today’s markets, and businesses with the capacity to undertake and sustain organizational change have the potential to enjoy major gains in terms of reputation and ROIs. Events like the COVID-19 pandemic have also stressed the need for embedded change management practices in case of unforeseen challenges.
The main difference is in their use of Agile. Change Management acknowledges agile ways of working but puts a great deal of emphasis on leaders and stakeholders. Leaders should engage with teams to alleviate issues, and stakeholder engagement is a major priority. AgileSHIFT, on the other hand, is more about empowering individuals to support and initiate change initiatives, with much less emphasis on their seniority.
IT4IT and TOGAF are both highly prominent names in IT and business management. However, it is important to realize that they perform distinct functions and work on different scales.
It’s important to note that digital transformation is not simply about digitizing your services. Rather, it is the holistic adoption of digital-first data applications across your philosophies, collaborations, and processes.
Though adoption seemed a little slow for many businesses, the sudden disruption brought on by the pandemic hastened the adoption of digital transformation and the business practices that come with it. The Forbes Technology Council notes that 65% of remote workers displayed an increase in productivity and that the inclusion of technological resources and on-demand learning have been major contributors to this.
Change management is an expansive topic (hardly surprising given its importance), and, as such, there are different types of change that require different change strategies to lead them effectively.
Whereas change or transformation initiatives previously have focused on benefits and technical requirements, modern approaches focus far more on the people that support, resist, and endure the effects of changes. Whatever a proposed initiative might say on paper, the only way for any change to hit the ground running is to have sufficient support and insight from those who keep the organization running.
Despite the value and increasing importance of the digital sphere in business, terms like ‘digital transformation’ regularly come across more as generic buzzwords than anything else. People hear about the value of digital transformation without understanding its purpose, much less when or how to carry it out in practice.
Your digital transformation initiative or program of work can take on many shapes and forms, and there is, unfortunately, no single simple answer here.
‘5 Quick & Effective Ways to Drive Success in any Digital Transformation Program’ saw attendees inquire about the value and impact of digital transformation on various industries, and in relation to several different frameworks.