The next generation of digital initiatives will bring new challenges, not just in delivering technically superior solutions, but also in changing attitudes toward the use of these technologies.
- Successful initiatives will need to incorporate entrepreneurial skills in managing expectations, creating alignment, building commitment, and constructing partnerships.
Features and Benefits
- Learn how organizational culture is not one-size-fits-all, and different approaches are needed to address the specific needs of each organization's culture.
- Understand the importance of assessing whether the organization’s dominant style of leadership is a satisfactory match for the realities of its internal culture.
- Learn why the "burning deck” does not always work predictably as a lever for driving change.
Key questions answered
- What are some well-tested methodologies and models for driving cultural change in the enterprise?
- What are some practical "soft skills" that managers need to consider when driving a digital initiative?
Table of contents
Recommendations for public sector leaders
Recommendations for vendor partners
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Make an honest assessment of corporate realities
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Carefully consider whether the "burning deck" is a viable lever for driving change
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