Safer, sooner, happier: Shift your culture for an increase in cloud value and success


Safer, sooner, happier: Shift your culture for an increase in cloud value and success

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Cloud implementations often stall, not because of technology, but because of people and processes–i.e., culture. To achieve better outcomes and realize more value from cloud, build a culture underpinned by communication and psychological safety.

To realize more cloud success, focus on outcomes and culture

Cloud is revolutionary, but at some companies, cloud deployments don’t revolutionize their IT outcomes. Why? Because they don’t change their IT culture. To realize more success with cloud, it’s essential to change culture along with technology. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guest, Deloitte’s Jon Smart, discuss how companies can change their IT culture to achieve more success with cloud. Jon’s take is that companies can build, “better value, sooner, safer, happier,” by discovering anti-patterns that provide headwinds to cloud success, fixing those, and building a culture of psychological safety that reduces fear and focuses on outcomes, communication, and teamwork.

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

There's no such thing as best practice; however, there are patterns that usually give you a tailwind instead of a headwind.

Jon Smart leads Business Agility in the United Kingdom, helping clients deliver better outcomes through an emphasis on flow and cultural change. He has more than 25 years of experience helping teams develop agility in contexts of change, work, and scaling up.

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