Companies are increasingly realizing the benefits to adopting a digital-first strategy, but are overwhelmed at the prospect of implementing these initiatives. In fact, a recent study found that 89% of organizations have plans to adopt a digital-first business strategy, however, only 44% have fully adopted this approach.
At the root of these concerns is one fundamental oversight, the absence of a comprehensive vision for how a company acquires, integrates, protects, analyzes, and exploits its data. In short, these organizations lack a data strategy.
We’ve put together three ways to ensure your business can implement a new data strategy without disrupting your organization:
- Break the new strategy into smaller phases.
One of the unique approaches we take at Treehouse Technology Group is to implement projects in a phased approach for our clients. For example, instead of implementing a new company-wide software platform to the entire organization at once, we may start with smaller departments, maintaining a dual platform as employees transition into the new program.
This makes projects more manageable while also allowing for adjustments through feedback and testing.
- Obtain feedback with each stage through employee surveys.
To utilize a phased approach to its fullest extent, it is important to uncover development areas that need adjustment. One of the best ways to do this is through employee feedback surveys. Creating an atmosphere where employees feel compelled to add to the improvement of the data strategy helps build a stronger team that embraces the changes.
- Open yourself to adjustments in the new strategy, timeline and goals based on feedback and customer satisfaction.
About a year ago, we put together a blog post titled, “Why you should choose Treehouse Technology Group for your data solutions.” In this piece we’ve highlighted our value-driven approach to working with our clients. One of the ways we do this is through an agile development process that allows adjustments to the initial strategy along the way to offer your organization the greatest possible value.
In conclusion Disruptions of any kind can be a hindrance to a company’s operations. By following the above steps, you can ensure that your organization minimizes the disruptions to its organization while implementing a new data strategy. For help with all your data needs, reach out to Treehouse Technology Group for a free 30-minute consultation today.