In today’s world, progress is measured in months. Sometimes less.
I’m curious to see how long it will be before our super computers look like an abacus, the most advanced surgical methods appear barbaric and our current energy sources will seem like using a candle.
We only need to look back a few decades to the generations who lived without the technologies we take for granted today.
As we sequence through the early decades of what is being called the ‘digital economy’, organisations are being challenged to adapt structures and working practices to the new realities.
The demands are heavy and unprecedented. The current reconfiguring of organisations is still a work in progress – and will be for some time.
What is already glaringly evident is that agility and the continued focus on transformation will become hallmarks of the most successful organisations.
Building the structures, governance and process models that make transformation a core organisational capability will become a ‘must-have’. At the heart of this capability will be your Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). Your CTO must have the ability to strike the right balance between carrot and stick, between short-term improvement and long-term value. Are you ready?
Tell me, what do you see as a must-have capability for a successful business transformation? Please share your thoughts in the comments.