Change is everywhere around us and seems to be happening continuously. But this doesn’t mean that change is an easy effort. Quite the contrary!
I have always been in the midst of various transformation programs and learnt that applying a structured approach is almost always necessary.
Check out a guest blog post from my former team member Akvile who shares her knowledge on ADKAR model and how we applied it while deploying LEAN A3 problem solving methodology at Maersk.
ADKAR model is my favorite change management tool and I continue using it whenever I need to deploy a new change.
Enjoy reading it and let me know your experience with change management.
This weekend I was cleaning up my cupboards and look what I found - TomTom thingies. This made me wonder how is this company doing these days?
After a bit of research I understood that TomTom went through a very impressive digital transformation. They turned from a B2C company selling navigation devices to a B2B data-driven enterprise empowering the future of self-driving cars.
These days TomTom lives and breathes big data by collecting 19 trillion anonymous data points in total! This data is being used to solve mobility issues, manage traffic real-time and empower e-vehicles of the future.
Truly impressive and inspiring digital transformation by TomTom.
In business sometimes we become too much of fashionistas! One season features all about LEAN thinking experts, whereas another one it’s all about the digital transformation.
I believe it’s important to work on your style because it focuses on long term sustainable results instead of following short term fashion trends which bring only temporary results.
In my blog post I talk about LEAN thinking and Digital Transformation meaning and how they fit together instead of compete as two separate subjects.
Another great read to get a different perspective how business can rethink their business in the digital age.
The author David L. Rogers suggests that digital #mtransformation is not about technology but about strategy. So companies should rather put their resources in upgrading their strategic thinking in 5 areas:
1. Customers. They are dynamically connected and interacting in ways that are changing their relationships to business. Instead of mass markets, we see customer networks.
2. Competition. We are moving into more fluid industry boundaries where our biggest competitors may come from outside of our industry.
3. Data. Today it's being generated everywhere and becoming a vital part of almost every business operation.
4. Innovation. Digital technologies enable a different approach to innovation - through rapid experimentation instead of big-bet decisions.
5. Value. Traditionally value propositions were seen relatively constant whereas these days it's crucial to continuously seize emerging opportunities, divest where necessary and adapt early.