Change is inevitable, especially during a time where we’re seeing massive leaps in business technology powered by big data, machine learning, the cloud, and a shift to remote work. The unprecedented dynamism of digitization requires constant changes and transformation of organizations and their business models. As a study from KPMG show, 96% of all organizations worldwide are undergoing at least one business transformation currently.
To support their transformation initiatives, many IT teams and business leaders are turning to technology change management. They’re aware change is a process and recognize that being in control of that change can help maximize the value of their technology while helping teams work in a consistent, unified way that improves productivity.
Unfortunately, it’s common for technology change management to be a bumpy road. Out of all the businesses undergoing transformation, only 47 % expect to realize sustainable value from their efforts, due in large part to the fact that the road to change is rife with challenges. Any of these roadblocks can cause your entire change infrastructure to crumble, leaving you with wasted effort and lackluster results.
There are six challenges that businesses tend to encounter in their technology change management plans — let’s take a look at what these challenges are, and how to overcome them.