Cloud Adoption Is Slowed by People as Much as Technology

Cultural challenges and unrealistic expectations can emerge when companies move onto the cloud

Cultural challenges can emerge when a company makes the shift to cloud-based applications and processes. Finding and cultivating the right technology talent can lead a company to look beyond their own IT teams, and a lack of clarity around what the shift means for a company can lead to misunderstandings.

People issues related to cloud adoption also can affect the IT team itself, starting with finding talent. Identifying cloud-capable talent inside and outside the organization can be challenging.

More on this over at the WSJ

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era.

This is an interesting read from McKinsey. It starts with ‘To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently…

… Continuous learning in the workplace must become the new norm if individuals and organizations want to stay ahead. This places more demand than ever on leaders to take on a new role they might initially find unfamiliar—that of learning facilitator-in-chief.’

There is merit in this thinking especially where there is a knowledge economy in place.

As the article states, it is important to create a safe space to learn and to cultivate a service-leadership approach.

It is also important to use the right blend of training, learning and educational programmes and platforms as opposed to using a one-size fits all approach.

More details throughout the article.

So think about – What does this mean to you?

Making a difference – it’s not hard

@Rachel McElroy knows how to make a difference.

It’s the small things which make a big difference. It’s the personal touch. This morning I received a hardcopy of the recent Solutionize Global Cloud Leadership Definitive Guide – which has a contribution from Cloud Credential Council

But look at the top of the left hand page @Rachel McElroy has marked the CCC page for us to clearly see and read our piece. That is a small thing to do – but on opening the parcel this morning it hit me that – that was a very personal and thoughtful touch which speaks a lot about an organisations people and culture.

So what are you doing to provide that personal touch to your customers – and what kind of culture exits in your organisation to go that extra 10 seconds – which customers call ‘Going the Extra Mile’