Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change

Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change

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Company leaders feel the urgency to transform their organizations in the face of digital disruption. New rivals are digitizing whatever can be digitized to attack incumbents’ value chains, gaining market share, eroding margins, and wreaking havoc to the competitive landscape in virtually every industry.

For large and midsized companies, the imperative to transform is clear. How to transform is another matter.

The hard truth is that despite leaders’ best efforts, and billions spent in pursuit of digital transformation, the vast majority of organizational change programs fizzle, falling well short of their expected impacts. Because failed transformation programs put incumbents behind the eight ball in dealing with disruptive competition, organizations can ill-afford for their transformation programs to flop.

With this important new book, Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change, the team at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, set out a new prescription for getting transformation right.

The piecemeal strategies and pilot projects that are hallmarks of conventional transformation programs are hopelessly inadequate for the intricate, sprawling organizational environments found in most companies. Transformation practitioners need a different mindset and a new approach to executing change that can handle the complexity and scale of today’s market leaders. Orchestration—"mobilizing and enabling so as to achieve a desired effect”—paves the way for a new, more holistic view of organizational resources and how they work together to drive change synergistically.

The follow-up to 2016’s award-winning Digital Vortex, Orchestrating Transformation is packed with quantitative and qualitative insights from years of applied research and engagement with executives around the world. A unique and indispensable guide for practitioners, the book moves past traditional change management doctrine to show how a connected approach to change can change everything.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945010033
Publisher: Scantran SARL
Publication date: 02/25/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Context for Transformation

Chapter 1: The Transformation Dilemma

Chapter 2: Understanding Guiding Objectives

Chapter 3: Establishing Guiding Objectives of a Transformation

Chapter 4: The Transformation Orchestra

Chapter 5: Orchestration Competencies

Chapter 6: Organizing for Orchestration

Conclusion: Orchestration in Action


Appendix 1: Digital Disruption Diagnostic

Appendix 2: Organizational Resources by Instrument

Appendix 3: Resource Capability Assessment Worksheet

Appendix 4: Orchestrator’s Cheat Sheet



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