The companies that have the greatest success with digital transformation – called digital leaders – generally experience greater profit and growth. They also typically have a CIO who manages to work strategically, and collaborates with both senior and departmental managers.
It is essential that the IT department never gets too comfortable in its own little world, but is instead visible throughout the organization, and always ready to put their skills to good use. Not only will this help to ensure that digital efforts are deeply rooted in the organization, but it will also highlight the need to incorporate new technology into all parts of the organization.
It is important to note that digital transformation should not be an IT project, but rather driven by an organizational management culture, which focuses on utilizing technology in all aspects of the organization and by all employees – management in particular.
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