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.
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
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’