Today’s business leaders have come to terms with the fact that they must harness the power of the cloud to remain competitive and thrive in an increasingly digital world. This journey begins with successful cloud adoption and understanding the importance of the human factor of moving to the cloud.
As the enterprise landscape evolves and moves full speed ahead to the cloud, business and IT leaders must not only consider all the technical aspects required for a smooth transition but also ensure all team members, from the top down, are prepared and on board for the journey. Many organizations only focus on the transformation of technology, ignoring the most critical component of a successful journey to the cloud: people.
In fact, if an organization does not factor in the impact of a cloud migration on its people and the associated operations framework, it can be quite costly. This cost stems not only from disgruntled employees but also from unoptimized cloud utilization, which can lead to exploding consumption costs and bottlenecked provisioning.
In this guide, we will highlight the importance of organizational change management and its role in overcoming the cultural shifts of modernization and cloud adoption, as well as the importance of building a cloud-capable workforce.
Having a clear vision articulated throughout the organizational design is key. Whether you want to be a cloud-first organization or need to accelerate quickly, we’ll explain how to start your journey. Success relies on leadership buy-in across all verticals: establishing the roles and responsibilities across the organization requires a top-down approach.
It is common for enterprises to have a “culture of blame” where if something goes wrong, they blame the people and not the process. Leaders within this dynamic need to carefully consider their approach to organizational change management and how to align their employees with the new vision moving forward.
Introducing Product-Centered Transformation
In order to undergo any sort of transformation, alignment around people, technology, and processes is key. While organizational change management tactics address the way cloud impacts people in your organization and lays the foundation for change, this guide will also examine how you can align that with your tools and processes..