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Transformation is one of those words; it means everything and nothing at the same time. How many times have you heard phrases like, “we need to transform our business” or “those who adapt survive?”
It is true, successful organisations adapt and change but it’s extremely hard to do. The good news is there are tools and techniques organisations can use to increase the chances of success.
Over the coming months, our team at Deloitte are going to share their thoughts on specific transformation topics. As I lead our North of England Consulting team I get the pleasure of kicking off that contribution.
Firstly, why are we writing these and why now?
The primary, and overwhelming reason, is because we’re passionate about transformation. As a consultant, transformation is my constant focus. Our reason for getting out of bed every morning is to help businesses, and wider society, thrive.
The second reason is because now is certainly the time that all regions across the UK need to recover and thrive. Forces such as digital, remote working, cyber, regulation and net-zero, to name just are few, are in play.
It’s a truism that change is constant, and the pace is accelerating. In the spring of last year a meme did the rounds asking, “who was responsible for your organisation’s digital transformation?” There were three options: CEO, CIO or COVID. COVID triumphed.
Whilst there is no single guidebook on successful transformations my colleagues and I have observed common traits:
In the upcoming blogs we’ll explore some of the challenges facing those who want to transform their organisations.
My favourite proverb is a great way to summarise the essence of transformation. Believed to originate in Japan, it has stood the test of time.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Richard leads our Consulting team in the North of England. He’s passionate about building amazing teams that influence the communities and businesses around them. He mainly works with the public sector, specialising in complex digital transformations which elevate the human experience through innovation, technology, and collaboration. When he left university, Richard spent a year or so exploring his options and building websites. He didn’t really know what he wanted to do so he gave consulting a try. Nearly two decades later and he’s still here as he found a job that he loves. Outside of work Richard love paperback crime thrillers and good wine!