Adapting to the new normality now appears to be one of the main challenges for many companies' headquarters that are at half speed with some employees at the office but a large part of the workforce doing remote work. Overnight, the virtual has taken over areas that were thought to be exclusively for -or better understood from- physical presence.
Before the coronavirus made its visit to the planet, remote working was limited. In fact, some companies were reluctant to massively incorporate this practice. However, it will be one of the examples of the “lasting impact” that the pandemic will have on companies. They have discovered it out of necessity and in the process have experienced its advantages first-hand.
Organisational change management is a continuous journey with multiple destinations but one true end: the people. Businesses must be prepared to adapt to a changing environment if they are to survive. For this reason, they put the tools they need to advance at the service of their employees. So, what’s the problem? They deliver the solutions without a handbook. Nobody knows what to do or how to react to the changes. The ‘every man for himself’ environment breathes behind every computer. It’s true that proactivity enters the field of play, but when it’s time to score, the team captain isn’t the one who shoots.
The beginning of the year is always a period to let the imagination fly and dream of achieving everything we have always had in mind, but we have never achieved. Spending more time with family and friends, leading a healthier life or traveling are some examples of the most frequent New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, these wishes, too many times, are stored in a drawer. The intention is good, however, there is not a clear road map, nothing advances and paralysis becomes the most inopportune guest.
Digital Transformation is a journey, not an immediate shift from one state to another. That said, the desired destination is the same for every business, regardless of size or industry. It’s a place where you’re moving faster, making better decisions, and competing in the digital era.
The business world has no other option but to continually reinvent itself in order to survive in an environment under constant evolution and change. What today makes a company achieve positions of leadership, has become obsolete by the following day, and so on and so forth.
Technology is an important support factor enabling businesses to become ‘chameleon-like’ in their search for sufficient efficacy and productivity to help them gain competitive positions in the market.
Electronic mail is a tool that has become commonplace in both work and home environments.
"We weren't the first to this party, but we're going to be the best, because innovation is what distinguishes a leader from the rest"
Steve Jobs said that "the system is that there is no system. That doesn't mean we don't have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that's not what it's about. Processes make you more efficient. But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea".
At SilverStorm, innovation is the engine of our existence, not just for implementing changes at our clients’ businesses, but also as an internal element that distinguishes us and gives us a leading position with respect to change.
ServiceNow, the enterprise cloud company, announced the industry’s first cloud solution that gives IT leaders visibility to financial, project and application portfolios on a single platform. ServiceNow IT Business Management Suite (ITBM) is a breakthrough innovation that better aligns IT outcomes to business goals. It puts IT in the driver’s seat to manage change and speed innovation.
At SilverStorm we have always said that growth and progress must be three-fold in order for transformation to work and for the company to be more competitive: