March 13, 2020

#SiftShelf Roundup: Digital Transformation – Where to Start?

There’s no question that we’re living in a digital age; digital-first is the expectation, not the exception. As a business, how should you keep pace with the marketplace and start on a digital transformation journey? This week, we’re dispelling myths surrounding digital transformation, how leaders can drive change, and how to equip today’s modern workers with a digital workplace.

Sam Marshall - The Digital Workplace Defined

What do a digital workplace (DW) and city planning have in common? According to Marshall, a lot. This piece uses a city planning framework to explain how to layer a people-first approach, technology, and effective design to start building your org’s digital workplace.

Myles Suer - How CIOs Can Manage Digital Transformation

Philosophical question for the CIOs out there: What does it mean to be a CIO? To Suer, it means being a “business co-creator and change instigator”.  What does that mean in the context of digital transformation? Seeing past process and understanding how systems pair with business value.

HBR - How One CEO Successfully Led a Digital Transformation

HBR’s IdeaCast recently featured Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer. In a world where only one-third of attempted digital transformations succeed, hear she successfully shifted her company’s business to 90% revenue from digital, even with the odds against her.

Craig McQueen - Digital Transformation: Why Now?

At this point, you likely know what digital transformation is and even how to do it, but what about the why? This CMSWire piece points out what’s so timely about investing in digital transformation today.


Clint Boulton - Digital Workplace Strategy: 10 Steps to Greater Agility and Productivity

DW in one phrase: “The idea of the digital workplace is to bring...simplicity and intuitiveness to employees when they’re doing mission-critical work.” The first step is understanding your employees on a deep level. One tactic you can implement today: develop employee personas.

Gene Phifer - Traditional Intranets Are Dead - Modern Intranets are Alive and Well

90% of intranets fail to achieve their original goals. Unsurprising, because the current status quo of traditional intranets spans three issues: limited content management, aging and static tech, and subpar employee experience. So, how can you implement an intranet that keeps up with your org?

Sanjay Srivastava - Five Digital Transformation Trends That Will Shape 2020

Needless to say, a huge part of tech decision-makers’ jobs is to anticipate future trends. One trend to keep an eye on? The evolution of transformation as a service. It’s all about keeping the human in the loop.

Nathan Furr and Andrew Shipilov - Digital Doesn’t Have to Be Disruptive

Hear from senior leaders from more than 60 companies on prevailing myths that are making digital transformation seem impossible. Dispel these preconceptions, so that you can translate digital transformation into a tangible action plan.

Scott Clark - Optimizing Your Company’s Culture for Today’s Modern Workers

When you take digital and you take culture, what do you get? Digiculture. Clark discusses how orgs can embrace digital technology, already a constant in workers’ lives, and translate it into ROI for their business.

Sara Brown - How to Master Two Different Digital Transformations

Brown makes the seemingly insignificant distinction between becoming digitized and becoming digital, and the steps your org can take to make the most out of the difference.

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