March 2016

March 2016

Are you a change agent? Take control and speed up the pace of digital change

Are you a change agent? Are you responsible for business transformation or introducing innovative technologies to market? Are you under pressure from leadership or the board to move faster? Is it your job to create a digital vision for the future of your company? 

No matter your role, we understand your situation and believe you can accellerate the pace of digital change in your organization. You have a tremendous opportunity to achieve big outcomes for yourself and your company by guiding people to think, perform, and communicate differently.

Blog - What is a digital business?

“Psst… what’s a digital business, anyway?” I hear business executives ask this question a lot. I think they whisper it because they don’t want people to know that they might not know the answer. I appreciate the leaders who are asking the question because, well, they’re asking the question—it’s confusing out there.

Tips - Follow 5 principles to speed up digital change

Leading digital success in a company doesn’t require a technology title. It does, however, require the right mindset. Just ask Dax Woolston, CFO at Lakeside Industries in Issaquah, Wash., a leading Northwest asphalt manufacturer. While Woolston’s title doesn’t say technology leader, he’s proactively leading digital change with President Mike Lee to transform the 63-year-old company.

"Vision is the art of seeing what isn't visible to others." Jonathan Swift

Idea - You make it human

Change is hard. People are often resistant to change. Change requires helping people understand what’s in it for them—how they benefit—and how the organization benefits. You can expedite the pace of change by making it human. Enhance strategy and logic with an empathetic view of digital changes. Take time to listen and absorb what people have to say and then share your why.

Read - Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Every month, our team researches and recommends books, articles, and videos to support your leadership in this new digital world.This month we recommend that you read Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan. Taleb proposes the word antifragile to serve as the concept of being beyond resilience or robustness and in opposition to fragility. He argues that antifragile is very much required in organizations today. The book provides great historical and scientific perspectives on why antifragile is a better response when it comes to transforming business.