Essential Reading Series: In the search for digital change capabilities and enablement!

Last week I started a new content format with the objective to share my collected “pearls” forwarded to me gratefully from my network. This weeks pieces are mainly about needed capabilities and enablement measures for the digital transformation.

  1. Accenture: Being digital – 7 essential “no-regret” capabilities: 1) Sense and interpret disruption, 2) Experiment to develop and launch new ideas, faster, 3) Fully understand and leverage data, 4) Build and maintain a high digital quotient team, 5) Partner and invest for all non-core activities, 6) Organize for speed, 7) Design a delightful customer experience
  2. Jacob Morgen: Can you teach leadership?: “Leadership is not something that you can teach. Leadership is something that can only be unlocked.”
  3. Lee Bryant: How to Run an Agile Digital Transformation Programme: Some thoughts about the building blocks for a digital transformation programme – or as Lee Bryant’s putting it: a digital change platform.
  4. Siegfried Lautenbacher: Working in Network Structure / Part 4: Involve the Worker’s Council (German Articel!): In den Unternehmen in denen Betriebsräte dafür gewonnen werden können die Vernetzung proaktiv anzugehen, klappt die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den verschiedenen Interessengruppen sehr gut. Das hilft, die gewaltigen Herausforderungen kreativ zu bewältigen und transparente Vereinbarungen zu erzielen. Schließlich führt es dazu, dass Betriebsräte sich in Communities organisieren und engagieren sowie selbst ihre Erfahrungen mit dem Einsatz kollaborativer Werkzeuge sammeln.
  5. IBM Research: Infografic on Important Social Capabilities:
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  6. Euan Semple: Lipstick, Pigs, and Dinosaurs – “All too often the result [of a social/digital initiative] is half hearted at best, disingenuous at worst. In fact the phrase “lipstick on a pig” has become common parlance for the superficial attempts at change that are all too often the result. Pockets of change may be achieved but the prevailing organisational culture reasserts itself.” >> Meet and discuss how to solve this at the “Social Business Session” in London!

Have a nice weekend.