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Digital Transformation Needs Cultural Transformation

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Today, businesses have to make daily changes on how they operate and interact with their customers. Change is becoming a constant factor, and long term strategies are no longer sustainable without effective cultural change.

Cultural change is an essential factor for a successful digital transformation. Change will not be effective if an organization changes its infrastructure, processes, customer interactions, and technologies but fails to address the human element. The operating system for any organization is culture. It’s very crucial, but often goes unnoticed.

Leaders in any organization need to identify and understand the current business culture for them to map the correct timelines and solutions that will work for their business. Every organization has its own culture. Executives underrate the importance of culture and focus on strategy. Therefore, they need to align their culture to their organisational goals.

Almost all cultures are risk-averse when the most direct line to innovation is to take risk. For an organization to maintain the momentum of any digital transformation, it has to consider the workforce involvement, feedback, and cooperation.

Everyone in the organization needs to be involved when developing an organizational culture that focuses on adopting a successful digital transformation. Leaders and employees need to be psychologically prepared to work transparently and openly. In cases where an organization culture is not built around silos, cultural change must be addressed before beginning any transformation process.

Culture enables the adoption of a new technology. The ability of an organization to innovate depends on the maturity and impatience of its culture. For a business to build and maintain its culture, it has to make time for people to interact, brainstorm, collaborate, share experiences, test and learn what works.

Building and developing a digital culture takes a lot of time. However, if a company acts as soon as possible, it will be able to compete in this digitized, multichannel, and fast-paced world. A company, therefore needs to set clear and defined goals and empower employees to achieve these goals. Leaders should also build a foundation of an organizational culture.

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