Senior Executives in pretty much all industries have now elevated digital transformation to the top of their strategic agenda. And they’re right to do so. The risk of falling behind the curve is so great that senior leaders are not debating whether digital technologies will affect their competitive position, but rather how to conduct an effective digital transformation and how fast it can be done.
However, an organization’s determination to get on the front foot with a bold digital strategy often falters when it comes up against the multi-dimensional complexity of the questions it faces and the risks it must manage. Should we prioritize short-term improvements at the expense of potentially larger strategic shifts? How fast will our industry be disrupted: months, years, or even decades? What level of risk are we willing to take on innovative new business models? Can we deliver our digital strategy in house or do we need to partner?