Both bottom up and top down you share your digital vision to inspire and learn from each other and have easy means to do so.
Share your vision! When you know where you want to go with your digital transformation, only then the real work starts. For every IT Manager the challenge is usually not in the actual execution of project activities. There are good specialists in your team or with your IT partners. It is much more about persuading, enthusing, guiding, explaining, defending, showing, making understandable, motivating, taking along, inspiring, etc. etc. Continue reading
You measure your digital success through SMART KPI’s, so you know exactly what’s going on and where to take it from here.
Every company, every organization wants to be more data-driven. I see this all around me. It surprises me quite a bit, that IT departments deliver the tooling and often the manpower, but hardly pick up the gauntlet themselves to become more data-driven. As a result, they often do not understand what it means for colleagues of other departments who want to do more with data.
Your management style and skills are fit to lead, shape, show, support and inspire the digital way forward.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
With the progress of digital transformation, much is expected from the IT Manager. The change of systems must start with a clear vision and strategy. The people inside and outside the IT department expect leadership. Leadership in the change of work, leadership in approaching the business, leadership in telling the story why digital transformation cannot wait any longer, leadership in “Deep Transformation” as I saw it called fittingly the other day.
For years now you follow the developments around digital transformation. Of course you have already taken the necessary steps together with the company. The changes of people and culture of your department and the entire company, that is still a challenge though. After all, as an IT Manager that was never your job. You notice at meetings that other IT managers are also struggling with the cultural change and technology adoption. They also see it as the biggest slowdown of the transformation. But within the company you notice that often you are alone in with your struggle.
You have a clear vision for your future, inspired by and based on what’s happening in the world around you.
“Your dream becomes a goal, when you write it down”,
I saw this written on a wall the other day. I thought it was beautiful and appropriate. Thinking about the next steps in the IT change process is a constant part of your role, right?
How will you shape the IT-Business vision, what will be your focus for the near future and where should it all lead to? Do you already have a clearly summarized A4 with a vision that helps with the budget and provides a nice basis for the next phase of your digital transformation?