The sorry state of IT departments contribution to Innovation (Part II)

Corporate IT has a hard time doing anything right. In most companies it is so dammed complex and costly to change IT Systems. Let’s take a look at the current business transformation practice in respect […]

Can IT departments get anything straight? (Part I)

A company can stop any further discussion on digital transformation if IT is not put into order. Any project on customer centricity, or gaining actionable insights from data will fail if IT systems and IT organization are not […]

Do not get lost in Mirkwood! Starting the journey to digitalize your company

The journey of a company towards digitalization has a unique starting position that is largely defined by competitive position and culture. It does not have, however, a definite destination, as change is likely to keep […]

Force 5: Culture (continued): Xaomi, Spotify, Amazon and gov.uk

If Culture is the key to Digitalization, what examples are out there to learn from?  I have selected 5 companies for the sake of their diverse backgrounds and business models, their undoubted success and the fact […]

Force 5: Corporate Culture

This is going to be complex and abstract. Business people are not sociologists – but effective managers seeking a digital transformation need to understand the sociology of their business culture or be so focused on […]

Force 4: New Work organization

Focus on the targets that really matter, speed, decisions taken under vast uncertainty, agility to try and fail fast until a breakthrough has been achieved, decisiveness and execution excellence – these are all requirements on […]

Force 3: Big data

Data itself is useless. It is the act that follows the interpretation of data is important. This is nothing new and has nothing to do with the digital revolution. Individuals or companies that fail to use all […]

Force 2: It’s the Customer, stupid!

Customer is king. And has been king ever since flint stone merchants competed for customers. Except for monopolistic market situations, the customer has always been in the centre of corporate moves. In the digital revolution the […]

Force 1: The use of Information Technology – a no brainer?

The use of information technology is such a no brainer today – but lets give it some second thought before proceeding further. Check this list of statements for true and false: Every Company of notable […]

What makes Digitalization different from “ordinary” business transformation?

Transformation is the art of changing something from status A to status B, given a significantly big scale of change. In an enterprise context single projects would not be seen as delivering “change” but not […]