Ringing down the curtain on change management theater

Forrester IT

Change Management is a hot topic lately on my social media channels. Like my friend Jon Hall , I also am a long time veteran of the classic Change Advisory Board (CAB) process. As a process symbolizing traditional IT service management and the ITIL framework, it's under increasing pressure to modernize in response to Agile and DevOps trends. This was the topic of my most recent research, " Change Management: Let's Get Back to Basics. "

Planning is the Earliest Stage of Change Management

Future of CIO

In order to lead change and drive digital transformation, organizations should ride above the change curve by making the dynamic and comprehensive planning. Planning is the earliest stage of Change Management. Change will always involve failures as well as success.

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The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Oct. 2019

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. Digital CIOs are uniquely qualified to envision the digital trend and oversee business innovation.

Navigate Changes through “5W + 1 H” Change Management Framework

Future of CIO

Change is a volatile subject, just like change itself. Everything changes continuously by following the laws of evolution, and the rate of change is accelerated. Let's not let all these problems inherent in any change initiative. WHY do you need to CHANGE?

Change Management with Three Focal Point

Future of CIO

The transformative change needs to inspire mind shift. Change is inevitable. The speed of change is increasing, the digital ecosystem has become more complex and dynamic, often Change Management needs to be changed in order to adapt to the digital new normal.

Three Big “WHAT”s in Change Management

Future of CIO

Changes at any level within an organization (individual, team or organization) or across business ecosystem require intent. Everything changes continuously and the rate of change is accelerated. Change is no longer just a one-time initiative, but an ongoing capability.

Corporate IT: The Four Barriers that Hinder Digitization in Your Firm

CEB IT

While being a fairly nebulous term, digitization has changed and is changing companies beyond recognition. Unsurprisingly, this has also changed how those in the IT department do their jobs as well.

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The Secret Ingredient to Digitally Transforming Your Business

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week blog series, we’ll further explore each trend and address how you can continue to modernize your business for success. Change is hard.

3 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Reorganizing IT

CEB IT

How will “machines as partners” change work? This trend will only grow but the problems it throws up will not be fully addressed until a company’s board of directors addresses this issue.

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Bill Busch

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Big data has significantly impacted today’s leading enterprises “as it helps detect patterns, consumer trends, and enhance decision making.” For businesses to get the most out of their data, they must deploy a strategy that transforms their data management and analytics practices.

Five Pillars of Transformative Change

Future of CIO

With rapid change and continuous disruptions, change management needs to apply multidisciplinary practices and take the integrated approach, always based on rough estimations of what the future conditions of business execution would be. Change Management Digital Maturity

“Digital Master” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape a game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of “contradictory” quotes in “Digital Master.” 1 A value added mindset with contradictory coherence can well orchestrate the key success factors to achieve such strategic advantage. 2 “Aha” moment refers to that exciting moment when what was perplexing and contradictory suddenly falls into place to create momentum - the thorny problems seem to get solved creatively. 3 The st

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Three Aspects to Build Flexible Digital Workplace Building a flexible digital workplace is able to “navigate” change and deal with the complexity of the present business new normal effortlessly.

Our Tested Framework for Customer Service Community Success

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Trends show that customers prefer self-service communities when it comes to accessing support. Kate Leggett, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester ( Top Cusotmer Service Trends for 2018 ). Utilize change management tips for introducing a new community.

Stallion Webinar Q&A: Project Considerations and Things to Know – Oracle Cloud – Part 4

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. That wasn’t done in the first year just because we needed to make some changes within the organization to make that a reality. Why not continue the trend?

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: IT Led Digital Transformation Sep. 2019

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. Because fashion will fade away, but the trend will turn into reality.

Sustainable Organizational Change and the Emergence of e-Scooters

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I was intrigued by this new mode of transportation and did some research to learn more about this trend. These changes brought about positive and sustainable improvements and today scooter riders, city governments, and pedestrians find greater harmony in sharing their city streets. Parallels with Leading Effective Organizational Change. Also, people will often disregard a change when they do not feel any ownership in the successful outcome of the change.

How the IoT will Impact Healthcare

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The connection of things is driving multiple trends and inspiring new practices and workflows featuring efficiency and more precise diagnostic recommendations. Within healthcare , the IoT represents the frontier, the place where outer limits are being tested and tried in both facility management and patient care. Let’s Discuss 3 Healthcare based IoT Trends. Abhinav Shrivastava, Senior Manager of Emorphis Technologies.

The Best “Change” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr. 2019

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It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. Here is a set of “ Change ” quotes in “ Digital Master. ’

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The New Book “100 IT Charm” Introduction Chapter IV: Change Agent IT

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With “VUCA” digital new normal, in forward-looking organizations, IT has become synonymous with change depart. Change Mangement needs to be the mechanism embedded in the multitude of IT management in order to run IT as a change agent. Sow more seeds for change.

Build a Perpetual Beta Mindset to Speed Organizational Change

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Nearly every day, I can scan the headlines on my news feeds and read a report on the dramatic ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work. I think about how leaders will structure jobs and evolve their organization to keep up with these changes.

The Monthly “100 Digital Pitfalls” Book Tuning: How to Deal with Fuzzy End of Change and Digital Transformation July 2019

Future of CIO

We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of the digital age, the path to the next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Three Symptoms of Digital Conundrum The digital paradigm shift means radical change.

Why Self-Driving Cars Are Good for Car Rental Companies

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is a trend that car rental companies are getting behind because they understand that autonomous vehicles could eventually replace today’s cars. Fortunately for the car rental industry, no one has more experience managing enormous fleets of cars, not to mention the global infrastructure and physical presence. — The car rental industry is embracing people’s changing habits and a new operating environment.

How to Set Digital IT Change Agenda

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Digital businesses become more dynamic and hyperconnected, change is the new normal with faster pace and velocity. CIOs have to get the IT change agenda ready, have access to resources (external and internal) for achieving the desired ROI and running high performance IT organization.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: “Change Agent” CIO Jan, 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. But how to run IT as a change agent for business transformation.

Shaping IT from a Change Laggard to Digital Trendsetter

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Traditional IT organizations are often inside-out operation-driven, mechanical and monolithic, it’s perceived by business as a controller and change laggard. Forward-thinking organizations across industrial sectors claim they are in the information management business.

How can CIOs “Walk the Talks” to Lead Change and Digitalization

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The pace of changes in IT would force more CIOs to shift into transcendent digital leadership roles because IT plays a significant role in driving change and digitalization of the company. Change Management CIO Leadership CIO Master Communication Digital Master

The New Book “The Change Agent CIO” Introduction Chapter IV The Digital IT Change Practices

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In forward-looking organizations, IT has become synonymous with the change department. Can IT expand the zone of possible change and innovation? Those CIOs who are technology geeks or tactical managers don’t understand the business side of the story.

The Influential CIO

Lundberg Media

Today’s trends — global, mobile, data-driven virtual business — increase the stakes and make CIO influence not only important for the CIO’s personal success but for the success […]. Change Management CIO Communication Leadership business technology change influence persuasion This article is based on my Persuasive Communication and Influence workshop.

Three Digital Profiles of “Change Agent” CIOs

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Digital means the increasing speed of changes, information abundance, hyperconnectivity, and “always on” businesses. Riding ahead of the change curve takes both strategy and methodology. IT should first disrupt itself because it’s been perceived as a cost center -”slow to change.”

The Digital Profiles of “Change Agent” CIOs

Future of CIO

Due to the disruptive nature of technologies and the exponential growth of information, IT plays a crucial role in driving changes and leading digitalization. Therefore, the digital CIO is not a static management position, but a dynamic leadership role.

Walk, Talk, and Make a Leap of Digitalization

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It is important to clarify accountability and responsibility by asking: “Who” can walk the talk and lead change? Who can sponsor changes, walk the talk and steer the organization in the right direction? Change Management Digital Master Digitalization

How to Take a Structural Approach to Handle Unstructural Digital Disruptions

Future of CIO

So how to take a structural approach in dealing with digital disruptions, and what’s the logical scenario to manage digital transformation seamlessly? One issue is that organizations and people in them expect the change and the transformation to someday "be over"- it never is.

Three Aspects to Accelerate IT as the Change Agent

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Digitalization also means the rapid change, with an unprecedented level of unrepeatability and unpredictability. Generally speaking, the lightweight digital technologies do make IT nimble, ambidextrous, fast-responding, and adapt to changes. Change Management IT Transformation

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Accelerate Digital Transformation via Reducing Unnecessary Pains

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It is the time to accelerate digital transformation via reducing unnecessary pains and lubricating the process to keep change going smoothly. Some say, no pains, no gains; but to be fair, it is also important to reduce unnecessary pains and speed up to ride above the change curves.

Three Forces to Drive Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation or Digital shift means change. Invisible force: Change is inevitable, but the success rate of change is very low. People have no problem with change! Therefore, culture is the pathway to changes.