At OrganisationsWork, we support our clients to develop their capability to manage constant change. One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is digital transformation.
Digitalization requires new ways of thinking and working. This can open the door for creative change interventions. “Big data”, a critical element of digitalisation, brings a significant increase in the magnitude of data including new sources such as social media and connected devices. The insight this data brings is already changing business models (see McKinsey’s article: The Case for Digital Reinvention).
Robust data governance practices between the business and IT are required and it is important that the people side of change is not neglected when they are introduced. While technology’s capability has grown exponentially, people’s capacity to take on change has failed to keep up; the impact on a company’s culture, or ‘way of doing things’ is seldom considered.
Here are a few lessons we have learned about data governance through our experience with large and often complex programmes:
What are the change management challenges that you have experienced as part of “big data” projects? How have you addressed them?
We, at OrganisationsWork, would love to hear about your experiences …