Are You Ready to Transform?

Are You Ready to Transform?

Insights | 13 February 2018

Today, many transformation programs fail or do not meet the strategic objectives determined by the C-suite.

Unanticipated challenges result in transformations taking significantly more time and resources than originally planned. Your business cannot be successfully transformed without having completed the work necessary to understand your current state and target state destination.

Planning is critical to success and as such, I have listed some vital questions you need to ask and have answers to:

  1. Is it clear why the transformation is being undertaken? Are those reasons compelling?
  2. Have the objectives of the transformation, scope, time-frame and budget been clearly set?
  3. Do you have the skills required to implement the transformation?
  4. Do you need to build or buy the skills?
  5. Do you have committed, visible leadership from the C-suite for the transformation?
  6. Have you selected the best person to lead the transformation effort?

Branding a program as a transformation is not just semantics, it sets higher expectations. Therefore, the risks and consequences of failure are greater.

What do you consider to be vital in business transformation?

For more information on how PM-Partners can help you with your transformation effort, please call us on +65 6818 5771.

About The Author

Ken Sheargold, Chief Executive Officer at PM-Partners group

Ken joined PM-Partners as a Transformation Consultant in February 2016 and will be taking on the role of CEO on May 8th 2017. Ken is responsible for delivering major transformational change where there is complexity, risk, many inter-dependencies and conflicting priorities.

Prior to joining PM-Partners group he held a number of executive appointments in the NSW Government and Telstra Corporation.

His most recent appointment in government was the Executive Director, Premiers Implementation Unit directly responsible for supporting the Premier in the delivery of his key priorities across NSW. Prior to working in the Department of Premier and Cabinet he was the Executive Director of ServiceFirst, the shared services organisation responsible for the provision of shared services to the central agencies of government.

He was the Program Director and commercial lead for the outsourcing of ServiceFirst that successfully executed contracts with Unisys and Infosys in June 2015 with a total contract value of $235 million dollars.

Prior to joining the NSW Government, he held a number of senior appointments in Telstra Corporation. Those appointments included Executive Director Corporate Strategy and Customer Experience and Executive Director Service Advantage.

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