Technological Disruption and Transformation – Is Your Organisation Ready?

Technological Disruption and Transformation – Is Your Organisation Ready?

Insights | 20 August 2019

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.

About The Author

Ken Sheargold, Chief Executive Officer at PM-Partners group

Ken joined PM-Partners as a Transformation Consultant in February 2016 and took 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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