Our digital leadership training is based around five key themes that shape how ways of working are different in an agile and digital world
the first is accelerated technology adoption – technology is changing fast and our ability to encourage and enable all individuals to use new technologies will be critical to our future success
How quickly and completely we can adapt our business models, processes and ways of working to the opportunities that technology brings will not be about the technology themselves, but about our people, our skills and our corporate culture. These factors will become either the biggest enabler OR the biggest barrier to our digital transformation.
We show how to close this potential digital gap and adopt new technologies more quickly.
The second is supercharged digital collaboration – collaboration continues to become more complex in virtual, matrixed, agile and digital teams – people are working on and switching between multiple teams. They are working in fast moving and fragmented agile and digital teams. If anything, we are suffering from collaboration overload with too many meetings and too many people involved in decisions.
We show our participants how to cut through this complexity to improve their focus on added value collaboration and cut out the rest
Third is the need to Deliver everything faster – digital evolves quickly, we need to constantly cut out waste in leadership and collaboration and accelerate delivery. We apply lean and agile principles to accelerating the way people work and deliver results.
Fourth is Iterative working – agile and digital working is about accelerated learning and testing, using minimal viable product, fast iteration, agile methods and accelerated failure.
This is a major challenge for organisations used to high levels of control and getting it right first time. There may also be areas of your business when this approach is positively dangerous.
We help people understand where iterative working fits and how to apply it to accelerate learning and deliver results fast.
Finally, we look at moving from hierarchy to network and shared leadership – agile and digital working relies on autonomous teams and much more horizontal collaboration that cuts across the traditional silos of business units, functions and geographies to serve customers. Traditional hierarchy is too slow and inflexible to cope with this speed and customer orientation.
We introduce practical tools to help people build and activate their networks to get things done, and to enable shared leadership to emerge in their teams.
Do you recognise these five challenges? Many of them are already critical to success today, others are important enabling skills for those starting to think about or implement digital transformation?
What are your plans to prepare for digital? If you need to build digital capability, please contact us to find out about our tailored programs or ready to run bite sized learning in this area.