Digital transformation: Reduce fear to produce success


Digital transformation: Reduce fear to produce success

Digital Innovation & transformation

Technology is often blamed when digital transformation projects stall. However, the real reason for poor results is often the fear of change and a lack of a single vision for success. The solution? Have difficult conversations that build a unified vision and welcome change.

Produce digital transformation success by reducing fear

When digital transformation initiatives struggle, the blame often gets assigned to the technology implementation. However, in many cases, it’s actually more of a people than a technology issue. Fear of change often plays a critical role in project failures. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guests, Jeffrey Fredrick and Douglas Squirrel, discuss barriers to digital transformation success and how fear of change can hobble success and set the project team—and company—up for failure. Their solution is to reduce fear—and promote collaboration—by understanding what motivates people, embracing differences, building trust, and modeling behavior that produces positive changes.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Differences are a strength. They're opportunities to strengthen our ideas and get better results than any one of us would've come up with.Jeffrey Fredrick, managing director of TIM, an Acuris Company, is an internationally recognized expert in software development. His Silicon Valley experience includes roles as vice president of product management, vice president of engineering, and chief evangelist.

Douglas Squirrel, director of Squirrel Squared, has been coding for 40 years and has led software teams for 20. He uses the power of conversations to create dramatic productivity gains in technology organizations of all sizes.

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