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Why Employee Engagement Will Help You Succeed at Digital Transformation

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 27-Nov-2018 07:30:00

Usually, when talking about Digital Transformation, technology is the main focus of the discussion. Sometimes we mention the corporate culture which should encourage and promote experimentation and 'fail fast' approach. Rarely do we talk about employee engagement and experience, and how it can impact our efforts during digital journey.

Remember, Digital Transformation is not a technology problem – it is a people problem, and in order to address it properly you need to take care of your employees.  Employers have no choice but to improve the employee experience around the ongoing change within the company, especially if they want to avoid failure, which in some cases can greatly damage their business.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, People, Collaboration, Engagement, Success

Building Your Digital Dream Team

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 01-Nov-2018 07:30:00

Digital Transformation has become a buzzword lately. A lot has been said about the positive impact of digital changes on firms. And no one is surprised that Digital Transformation is the key to the great success and longevity for many businesses. In our previous articles, we addressed some of the crucial aspects of implementing a successful Digital Transformation, ranging from key success factors and success stories, common mistakes to avoid, to how Digital Transformation is impacting different industries such as finance or retail.

Do you remember our 4 Steps to Digital Transformation? You need to empower your people! But what kind of people? In order to successfully implement Digital Transformation, you need to build a team that is going to support you all the way there.

In this article, you will find out how to build your Digital Dream Team, because the right team will have as much impact on your success as any of the other elements.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Challenges, Leadership, People, Success

Digital Transformation of IKEA: Innovation Lab, Smart Home Products and Self-driving Cars

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 25-Oct-2018 07:30:00

Digital Transformation is everywhere. Every industry and every business will need to, sooner or later, transform itself digitally. And IKEA is no exception. You might think that a major retail brand like IKEA won’t have to worry about it, but the truth is that in order to stay relevant in the industry IKEA must implement some pretty big changes to its operating model.

‘When you look at the changes Swedish furniture giant IKEA is implementing in its operations, it’s clear that they aren’t satisfied with the status quo,’ writes Bernard Marr in his case study of IKEA’s Digital Transformation.

So, what are some of the savvy moves IKEA has been taking to transform itself digitally, and do they mean that Swedish retail giant is slowly becoming a tech company like stated by Marr?

Let’s find out!

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Emerging Trends, Success, retail, General Tech News

B60 Blog in Swedish: (Digital) Förändring vs Innovation: Vad är bäst?

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 11-Oct-2018 10:31:14

Orden Innovation och Förändring används ofta på ett sådant sätt att man enkelt kan byta ut dem mot varandra. Ibland används båda orden till och med i samma mening. Det är kanske inte så förvånande att båda orden väcker tankar på modernisering och omorganisation, och att båda är viktiga resultat av förändrade ledarstilar.

Bortsett från detta, vad har de mer gemensamt? Eller vad är skillnaden? Vad ska vi göra – vara innovativa eller kanske förändras? Vad sägs om både ock?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, B60 Blog in Swedish, Success, Change and Innovation

B60 Blog in Swedish: 3 Vägar till en förändrad bank

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 11-Oct-2018 10:13:11

Att ta beslutet om utveckling av Digital anpassning av företaget är bara det första steget på resan, och i många fall även det enklaste. Efter detta måste du ta beslutet om hur du ska förändra din organisation. Vilken väg som är bäst blir i många fall grunden till segdragna diskussioner inom företaget. Ska du göra om företaget i grunden och skapa en helt digital organisation? Eller borde du fokusera på förändringar utåt som är mer synliga för dina kunder?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, B60 Blog in Swedish, Finance, Success, Change and Innovation

Top 5 UK Challenger Banks You Should Know About

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 09-Oct-2018 07:30:00

Digital Transformation has changed the established way of operating a business across plethora of industries – and banking is no exception. New start-ups keep challenging traditional service providers with a more personalised and innovative service. And although, traditional banks have been slow to adapt, they need to change it now, especially if they still want to be relevant in the industry.

Challenger banks are digital banks with no high-street branches. They are much more flexible, more user friendly, quicker to adapt to users' needs, and more personal than any traditional bank. But their biggest advantage over other well-established financial institutions is that they have been founded in the age of digital literacy, that means starting fresh with a digital offering and the use of the latest technology available. For this reason, challenger banks can incorporate new products more quickly, and with less friction through their platform business model, which can easily connect customers with new products developed by third parties. And this greatly increases customer choice.

So, which UK challenger banks are shaking up the industry? Let’s find out.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Success, Emerging Trends, Finance, Change and Innovation

4 Steps for Digital Transformation

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 04-Oct-2018 07:30:00

Digital Transformation is not a matter of choice, it is a matter of survival, and it’s everywhere. Every single business and organisation in every industry is shifting towards technologies in some way, and even if some of them don't realise it – this is what we call Digital Transformation.

Nowadays, storefronts of almost every retail brand are replaced with online shops, consumer services amplify their reach via web, mobile, even in virtual assistants; manufacturing goes high-tech to improve efficiency and productivity, and reduce cost. Some of more innovative companies reinvent their business and launch digitally native products, like Amazon’s Alexa.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Challenges, People, Success

4 Reasons Why Collaboration Can Help You Drive Digital Transformation

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 20-Sep-2018 07:30:00

Many people don’t realise it, but collaboration is crucial for your business.  It can be the key to success, a way to boost innovation as well as productivity, and enhance your credibility, and in some cases even investment potential.

When collaboration takes place, the entire organisation can benefit from it. We talk about increased engagement within employees, retention and attraction of talent, increased velocity, and profitability!

But apart from that, collaborative culture is essential element for an organisation’s survival.

Developments in mobile and digital technology drive forward plethora of companies interested in benefits of Digital Transformation, however while doing so they completely forget about opportunities, which can be capitalised only if barriers to collaboration were broken.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Success, Finance

DBS: The Best Digital Bank in The World?

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 18-Sep-2018 07:30:00

In May, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, DBS celebrated its 50th anniversary by unveiling its new, refreshed brand identity.

Believing it was about time to introduce ‘a new kind of banking’ in order to stay relevant in the era of Digital Transformation, DBS has decided to replace its ‘Living, Breathing Asia’ slogan, which has been known to people for more than 10 years, with the new ‘Live more, Bank Less’ positioning.  

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Success, Finance

3 Paths to Transform Your Bank

Posted by Anna Mielczarek on 11-Sep-2018 07:30:00

Making a decision of deploying Digital Transformation into your business is just the first step of the journey, and in most cases - the easiest. Then, you must decide how you are going to transform your organisation, and the right path to do it is a subject of great debate for many businesses. Should you completely overhaul your company and create a distinct digital entity? Or should you focus on front end changes, which are the most visible to your customers?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Success, Leadership, Finance, Change and Innovation