A Seat at the Table: 3 Tips to Maximize Effectiveness of a Technology Implementation via Employee Engagement

Our more successful clients understand that their business strategy with digital transformation as the primary driver is a choice. They have bought into a daily commitment to plan, execute, and evaluate how they build competitive advantage into their digital platforms.

However, investing in digital business tools without a long-term vision of how, why and who will use the technology in the future is no better than throwing darts at a list of alternatives. Ensuring that high quality technology obtains the maximum return on investment requires leadership and employees to use it daily, properly and with the right goals in mind. For this reason, I offer my top three tips on how to develop and sustain your long-term vision for success, and it starts with having a seat at the table for everyone.

TIP #1
Inject Passion And Purpose Into Your Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quote from legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. To be clear he didn’t mean that strategy was unimportant – rather that a powerful and empowering culture was a surer route to organizational success.

Do your employees buy into “WHY” your company must succeed every day? Make believers out of your employees and give them the technology tools to support that vision.

TIP #2
Executive Ownership

A typical problem with digital transformation efforts is that they lack appropriate executive leadership. Many leaders have only a tangential grasp of what it means to be “digital” and shy away from getting their hands dirty.

For this reason, we will sometimes pitch our proposals from the end and work backwards. Highlight the business results they are responsible for, and build a bridge supported by digital business platforms.

TIP #3
Invest in People

We find that client employees need to feel invested — and they need you to invest in them. No one wants to be engineered out of a job. However, 76 percent of employees list learning and development opportunities as a top driver of engagement.

Today’s careers are very certification driven.  Top performers desire a pathway to excellence. Top job candidates will want to see that you value employee development.

NetSuite provides specific tools and training for the various departments at your company and BMI Cloud Solutions ensures that every role is prepared to work as a team during and post- technology implementation. Find the right technology for your company, and the right training and support with BMI Cloud Solutions.