Rapid Adaptation in Digital Transformation: A Participatory Process for Engaging IS and Business Leaders

Anne Mette Hansen, Pernille Kræmmergaard, Lars Mathiassen

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In today’s highly dynamic environments, organizational leaders need to quickly adapt existing approaches to digital transformation. However, without a shared mindset between IS and business leaders, it is difficult to adopt new approaches in response to changes in the competitive and technology landscape. In this article, we share insights gained from two public sector organizations in which IS and business leaders used the Participatory Process Model (PPM) designed by the authors to share their assumptions about IS leadership, challenge existing IT strategies and collaboration patterns and adapt the organization’s digitization approach. We demonstrate in detail how the leaders within these two organizations were engaged and offer recommendations for how other organizations can use the PPM to rapidly adapt their approaches to digital transformation through more effective IS leadership roles.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMIS Quarterly Executive
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)175-185
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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