Last year I presented ‘The Shiny New Thing that Really Helps’ (SNTTRH), revealing the 5 key reasons we fail ‘Frequently’ and ‘Consistently’ when we adopt shiny new frameworks and solutions. Since then I have presented The SNTTRH to thousands of organizations around the World, gaining feedback, identifying shocking discoveries revealing what we need to do more ‘Frequently’ and ‘Consistently’ if we are to succeed.
This session will reveal the shocking discoveries gained from feedback and surveys and will give tips to improve the chance of transformation success.
Strategic goals are always known and are cascaded top-down and left to right through the organization to drive decision making and prioritization mechanisms.
We measure the outcomes achieved (in relation to strategic goals) from all IT investments and initiatives.
We have formalized governance mechanisms (e,g COBIT, ISO38000) that ensure decision making and priority mechanisms help deal with conflicting business priorities and demands.
Our governance mechanisms ensure that our portfolio of IT initiatives are balanced between innovation, risk and improvement work.
We have leadership development programs in place to develop skills needed to manage culture and behavior change
Managers are committed to the behavior and culture change, by creating safety, fostering feedback and ensuring time is reserved for teams to learn and improve
We have defined and widely known corporate values and principles and have translated these into the behaviors that represent our new culture
We apply practice, coaching and open feedback to help embed new behaviors into the organization.
We have a formal approach to ensure that people know the goals, the problems we need to solve and the expected behaviors we want to learn when they go onto training.
We have mechanisms in place to measure that new behaviors are being applied after a training course and that business outcomes are being realized by applying these behaviors.
With ‘best practice franework’ training we ensure end-to-end representation in training courses to help foster collaboration, break down silos and create better understanding and buy-in.
Continual improvement is applied top-down and left to right through the organization and is seen as a strategic capability.
Time is reserved for people to continually learn and improve and improvement suggestions are prioritized and followed up on.