C-Suite Execs Resist the Digital Transformation

By Dennis McCafferty
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    78% of executives and managers say achieving digital transformation will be critical for their organization within two years.

Too many organizations are not pursuing a digital transformation, calling into question their ability to survive for the long haul, according to a recent survey from Capgemini Consulting and the MIT Sloan Management Review. The vast majority of executives and managers feel that overhauling processes and resources to realize the potential of new technologies is a critical issue for the indefinite future. Despite that, many say that their organizations are too slow to make the necessary changes. Company culture is presenting the biggest hurdle, as key influencers and top leaders often demonstrate resistance to change. In fact, many CEOs aren't even discussing their big-picture vision for IT's future and changing role. "The C-suite plays a critical role in making digital transformation happen," says Didier Bonnet, senior vice president and global practices lead for Capgemini Consulting. The C-suite "is in a position to overcome some of the major hurdles, such as developing and communicating a vision, and governing the change across functional silos. The opportunities to improve company performance through digital transformation are clear, but the execution is difficult. The only wrong move is not to make any move at all." Nearly 1,560 executives and managers took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-11-01
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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