Challenges for digital transformation–towards a conceptual decision support guide for managers
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Journal of Decision Systems
Digital technologies are transforming operations, products and services in organisations large and small. The digital transformation of organisations is extolled as a solution to organisational challenges related to both efficiency and effectiveness. To date, there has been limited consideration of the challenges of successfully operationalising a transformative digital transformation approach. This article examines some of the common dilemmas facing managers that may be relevant across a range of organisational scenarios. Seven factors are analysed to provide a starting point for creating successful digital transformations in business. To begin to tackle these challenges, this research-in-progress paper proposes a digital transformation decision support guide for managers. This tool may be utilised by managers, supporting them to move from an ad hoc technology-driven approach to a more systematic integrated approach to digital transformation.
Department of Management
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Heavin, Ciara and Power, Daniel J., "Challenges for digital transformation–towards a conceptual decision support guide for managers" (2018). Faculty Publications. 708.