Monday, May 13, 2013

Businesses need to get strategic with digital

Oh for heavens sake, can every company that talks about creating a digital strategy actually mean it?
 
In the last few months I've had a bunch of meetings and calls with business prospects who claim "we want a digital strategy" when all they really want is either:
  1. A document that bolts online stuff into existing processes or technologies
  2. A presentation that just scares the exec board and therefore gives certain people permission to ask for more budget or grab power
However, these aren't strategic digital aims, they are either tactical online plans to try and push digital into the current way of working or political manoeuvring to better specific careers.
 
A digital strategy is neither of these. Instead it is a plan of how your organisation is going to enable and optimise its digital ecosystem
 
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