This process of transformation thus requires comprehensive measures, and a clearly defined approach in particular is essential. The first step is to discuss a company’s status quo and the options for its digital transformation. A digitalization strategy can then be developed on this basis. The roadmap will establish linkages between every area of activity as clearly as possibly, from marketing via sales to process optimizations. What is more, it is essential to integrate time and cost planning as well as the benefits.
The Temporary CDO – An Interim Consulting Approach
Commitment on the part of the company’s management is essential if this transformation process is ultimately to succeed: “It is up to the management to win over the entire workforce, so that everyone pulls together,” says Jörg Schumacher. Measures such as workshops as well as initial and advanced training may help with this.
Moreover, if an enterprise wishes to ensure that its production operations remain fully intact during the process of change, the use of a temporary CDO may represent a useful alternative to a transformation process which it executes itself. Particularly when combined with an experienced team which is ready to get to work straight away, this approach will not only enable the company to conserve its resources and employees. It will also be able to develop its internal structures at the same time.