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5 Ways to Help Digital Achievers Speed Up Your Digital Transformation

Read helpful advice on how to identify your company’s top digital achievers, and then how to empower them to speed digital transformation at your organization.There’s been plenty written about how to accelerate your company’s digital transformation. But one of the simplest and best ways is to identify your business’s top digital achievers and then give them the help they need to lead the way. A blog post in Forbes, “5 Ways To Accelerate Digital Transformation By Tapping ‘Digital Achievers’” offers great tips for how to do it.

The post offers helpful advice in how to identify your company’s top digital achievers. It says, “What distinguishes digital achievers is not simply technical acumen - it is the ability to grasp the fundamentals of working and competing in a world revolutionized by technology. Digital achievers are inspired and motivated to drive change, and they thrive in environments of change…They embrace new ways of working, in new roles…They can also solve problems from the customer’s perspective, not just their own.”

Once you identify them, the post says, you should organize them into agile teams devoted to delivering products. Make sure to mix different types of digital achievers into the teams, with some from the business side and others from the technical side.

Also, the post recommends, you should “give them data to solve problems,” and your business will reap significant benefits. The post notes, “Digital achievers have a natural curiosity that compels them to ask questions, challenge the status quo, experiment, and solve problems. They just need the data to feed their intrigue, explore opportunities, and create and test ideas.”

The third way to help them, according to the post, is to “redefine their mission.” Instead of forcing them to tackle giant tasks, “Allow digital achievers to move quickly by breaking big concepts into smaller chunks of work. Encourage them to create rapidly rather than striving for something that is ‘perfect’ and fully vetted.”

You should also “allow them to experiment and fail fast.” The post notes, “Teams that are scared to fail tend to move slowly, and their products are often too late to make a difference. Digital achievers are motivated by autonomy and experimentation, so give them an environment that permits and encourages these characteristics.”

Finally, “equip them with technology and tools that accelerate their work.” That means using the cloud, micro-services, and anything else that will help.

Equipping Digital Achievers with the Best Tool

Even your best performer can't win a drag race on a tricycle. It's critical that you give your digital achievers the right tool for the job. One that makes getting started easy easier, increases their productivity and doesn't hit limits as their ideas and needs grow.

Alpha TransForm technology is the best tool for helping digital achievers speed up enterprise digital transformation. It lets them quickly design, prototype and build apps practically at the speed of thought. It improves collaboration, aligns IT with the business and makes companies more responsive by speeding up app development. And it offers tools that let existing staff build business apps much more quickly and enable savvy business domain experts and IT departments to work together to digitize business processes and deliver tangible business impact. It also simultaneously enables IT to control data integration with systems of record and data security compliance. Learn more.


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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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