Selling a transformation project includes embracing technology while aligning it with company strategy to achieve company growth and success. So how should you go about selling your transformation project to your CEO and a peer group that may be resistant to change? The tips below will arm you with the kind of information you need to persuade your organization to adopt the transformation project.
Focus on cross-department problems
The first thing that should happen in a transformational project is eliminating traditional business silos that have developed over the years. Encourage greater collaboration and interchange among employees so that everyone can see the value in working together to achieve a goal. As CIO, you should focus your efforts on helping this process instead of controlling it because your role will be much more valuable in this capacity. Becoming a good storyteller can help everyone understand all the issues involved much better because people (including employees) will pay much more attention to a good story than a simple directive issued by any manager.
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