Digital Change Management

An Introduction to Change Management in the digital age

Emma Cullen04 of May, 2018

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Change is ubiquitous in humans. When we talk about change in the digital age, we can talk about the industrial revolution, the incredible development and growth of technology during the past 150 years. We can talk about billionaires sending cars to the stars, the development of smartphones and social media. When we talk about change, we can talk a lot about digitization.

Change is ubiquitous in humans. When we talk about change in the digital age, we can talk about the industrial revolution, the incredible development and growth of technology during the past 150 years. We can talk about billionaires sending cars to the stars, the development of smartphones and social media. When we talk about change, we can talk a lot about digitization.

However, it is not so much about the technology but the raw human drive behind the technology which is the drive for change and will continue to drive us through digitalization and beyond. Without the human ability to adapt and learn we would most certainly not be where we are today. Today, that drive is categorized and monetized into the concept of Change Management.

Change Management is an umbrella term that is actualized in many different ways, and we have tried to capture its broadness in this ebook. This guide explores the background and theory of Change Management, how it looks in the Digital Age, and one of the most important changes that are happening in organizations right now: Digital Transformation.

Within organizations, Digital Transformation is becoming something big. It’s spoken about in board meetings and in Ted talks. There is a flurry of Head of Digital jobs and the like. But what is it? In short, it is not about buying software and upgrading computers. It’s about utilizing the power of digital, to improve our processes and fundamentally the way we work and think, this will in term will have an impact on people, which we need to manage.

Aside from Digital Transformation, this guide also explores the human force behind digitalization and why Change Management within organizations is needed to ensure digital transformation. We will look at the traditional models of change management, the development of change management, how it looks in a digital workplace, how change management is the key to successful digitalisation and what this digital transformation could look like.

This Article is part of a series about Digital Change Management.

Read the next chapter: Change Management 101

See the whole guide: Change Management in the Digital Age

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Posted by Emma Cullen04 of May, 2018
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