Digital Transformation Stalled by Cultural Issues

Cultural Issues Derail Digital Transformations

Cultural Issues Derail Digital TransformationsCultural Issues Derail Digital Transformations

Cultural issues are the main hurdle to digital transformation. Leaders think they’ve cultivated a culture of innovation and risk-taking, but few workers agree.

High and LowHigh and Low

40% of the global senior executives and managers surveyed believe there is a high prevalence of digital culture in their company, but only 27% of employees agree.

Biggest Hurdles to Digital TransformationBiggest Hurdles to Digital Transformation

Cultural issues: 62%,
Archaic IT systems and apps: 48%,
Lack of digital skills: 43%,
Absence of clear leadership vision: 38%

Siloed EffortsSiloed Efforts

85% of the company leaders surveyed said their workforce easily collaborates throughout functions and business units, yet just 41% of employees said this is the case.

Cautious Approach?Cautious Approach?

75% of leaders said their organization has a culture of innovation, experimentation and risk-taking, but only 37% of workers said this is true.

Timely IssueTimely Issue

74% of business leaders said their employees can set aside time from core work to innovate, but just 42% of employees said they can do this.

No Can Do?No Can Do?

69% of business leaders describe their digital vision as pragmatic and easily translatable into concrete projects and initiatives, yet only 36% of employees agree.

Red TapeRed Tape

66% of corporate leaders said their employees don’t have to deal with bureaucracy to submit ideas, but just 32% of workers said that’s the case.

Bumpy RoadBumpy Road

64% of business leaders said there are dedicated avenues in their company to share innovative ideas with top executives, yet only 32% of employees agree.

Muddled MessageMuddled Message

61% of company leaders said digital strategy and vision are well-communicated throughout their organization, but just 38% of employees said that actually happens.

Training DisputeTraining Dispute

60% of organizational leaders said their company invests in building their employees’ digital capabilities, but only 33% of workers said this is the case.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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