The 5 biggest roadblocks to digital transformation
Improving existing operations while revealing novel ways of working is the overall goal of digital transformation in the workplace. As customer demands shift and change, the means of production and operation also must evolve. To succeed, businesses must enable agility, which requires a detailed roadmap.
From a business standpoint, digital transformation only makes sense. Digitizing manual and paper-based processes optimize budgets to produce cost savings. With digitized systems, a business can:
- Improve the customer experience
- Minimize risks by reducing the margin of error
- Increase productivity and eliminate inefficiencies
Technology can be used to successfully digitize the workplace, but not without some challenges. To help you navigate all this, we’ve developed a guide to explore the top five roadblocks to digital transformation with tips for removing the roadblocks.
Here’s a teaser of what’s inside:
1. Legacy systems
Legacy systems are a huge stumbling block in the digital transformation process due to their inflexibility. New applications and software designed to streamline business processes often are not compatible with existing systems. High costs to successfully mesh the old and the new are prohibitive for some businesses. Read more.
2. A tech-centric approach
Customer-centricity is not a new concept, but it is increasingly important to make it your focus during a digital transformation. It surpasses the simple notion of placing the customer first. While that is still a part of customer centricity, the concept goes much deeper.
Do not just concentrate on current customers. Be forward-thinking and include prospective buyers and other stakeholders in the digital transformation planning process. Learn how to remove the roadblock.
3. Delivery methodology
Defects that are not discovered in the early stages of product development can find their way into the final product. When this happens, overhead prices and customer dissatisfaction increase.
Agile methodology is a project management process that anticipates change and allows for more flexibility than traditional methods. It is an iterative development that allows for the evolution of collaborative efforts among multi-functional teams. Get the full description.
Fewer things are more frustrating to a business than investing time, resources, talent, and technology into a new endeavor, only to suffer dismal returns on the investment. When this happens, it usually is because a company’s pilot was too specialized or highly customized.
How do you tackle this? Find out here!
5. Change management
Organizational change management is the terminology commonly used to describe the approaches used during an organizational change that help reduce negative fallout. It includes the preparation process, equipment used to accomplish the new goals, and the support provided to individuals (team members, leaders) at all stages. Read more.
Don’t wait any longer! Learn how to proactively tackle the biggest roadblocks to digital transformation: