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4 ways to be more competitive with business transformation.

Business transformation gives you a  competitive edge in your market. Large companies, multinationals and global brands are constantly searching for ways to stay ahead of the competition. The rise of digital tools and technologies has made it easier to become more agile and responsive in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Business transformation is a practical approach that can help organizations become truly competitive – driving innovation, optimizing processes and creating customer-centric services. This blog post will look at how businesses can benefit from business transformation strategies to drive success now and into the future. So read on to find out how to give yourself an edge over your competitors!

What is Business Transformation?

Business transformation is a change process that improves a business’s performance. It involves rethinking how you do things and making fundamental changes in strategy, structure, operations and culture.

The goal of business transformation is to improve the performance of an organization concerning its customers (by providing them with better products/services), investors (by increasing shareholder value) or employees (by improving their satisfaction).

Why Transform?

The answer to the question “Why transform?” is simple: to improve your business. Transformational change can help you achieve various goals, including increasing profitability and customer satisfaction, reducing costs and improving employee engagement. In addition to these benefits, several others can be gained from business transformation, such as increased productivity, innovation and market share growth.

What is your business transformation game plan?

  • Identify the problem. If a business is experiencing challenges in its competitive environment, this could be a sign that it needs to change for it to succeed.
  • Define the goal of your transformation effort and break down the problem into manageable chunks that different teams or individuals can address within your organization. Establishing clear goals will help ensure that everyone involved understands what they are trying to achieve with their efforts and how their contributions fit into the bigger picture of business transformation.*
  • Create an action plan detailing how each chunk will be tackled over time (keeping in mind any dependencies between tasks). Next, share this plan with all stakeholders, so they understand where things stand currently and what lies ahead for them during this period of change.*
  • Monitor progress regularly by reviewing critical metrics against targets set at project initiation time; adjust course as needed based on new information or feedback from other stakeholders.

The Four Phases of Business Transformation

Phase 1: The Problem Statement

The first phase of business transformation is the problem statement. This is where you define the issues that need to be addressed and how they affect your company. It’s also a good idea to define success for these issues to measure your progress as you move forward with your plan.

Phase 2: Identify and Prioritise Solutions

In this phase of business transformation, you’ll want to identify possible solutions that may help solve some of those problems identified during Phase 1 (and others). In addition, you should prioritize these solutions based on their value; in other words, which ones will provide the most benefits? Finally, you’ll also want to determine whether or not any barriers are preventing specific solutions from being implemented right away – if there are any barriers present, they should be removed before moving on to Phase 3 below!

Phase 1 – The Problem Statement

The first phase of business transformation is the problem statement. Of course, it would help if you did not start solving a problem until you have defined it, so this is an important step. But first, you need to ask yourself: “What specific problems do I want to solve?”

If no clear goals are in mind, any solution will be ineffective or incomplete. You may think that having undefined goals is okay because it gives you flexibility and freedom–but if you don’t know where you want to go, how can anyone help? When setting out on any journey (business or personal), it’s essential not only for others but also yourself that there be some destination in mind; otherwise, everything becomes aimless, wandering with no direction or purpose behind it!

Phase 2 – Identify and Prioritise Solutions

Phase 2 – Identify and Prioritize Solutions

In this phase, you’ll identify the problems your business is facing, prioritize them based on their impact on the organization, and then develop a plan to solve each issue.

  • Identifying Problems: As we mentioned in this guide, most organizations have many problems that need solving. Start by listing all these issues on a whiteboard or spreadsheet so you can see them all laid out at once. Next, you may find it helpful to categorize them into groups such as “technology-related,” “processes,” etc., so that they’re easy to manage later on in Phase 3 when it comes time for prioritization and development of solutions (see below).
  • Prioritising Problems: Once all possible issues have been identified and categorized by type (e.g., technology-related), begin ranking each one according to its relative importance based on two criteria: impact (how much does solving this issue affect my business) and urgency (when do I need this translated). For example:
  • Hit = 10 points if solving a problem will increase revenue by 50% within 12 months; 5 points if solving a problem reduces costs by 15% within six months; 1 point if fixing something would make customers happier but won’t necessarily result in increased sales/profits right away

Phase 3 – Develop a Roadmap for Change Management

This is the process of managing change throughout your organization. It’s important because it helps you build support for your business transformation and implement it successfully. In this phase, we’ll discuss what change management is, how to implement it in your organization, and how to develop a roadmap for change management.

Phase 4 – Implement and Monitor the Plan for Change and Growth

The final phase of the Business Transformation process is implementing and monitoring the plan for change and growth. This is where you will set milestones and deadlines, use a project plan and project management tool, monitor the progress of your project (including making adjustments as required), and follow up on your projects.

You can use these tools at any point during this phase:

  • Project Management Software – A web-based tool that allows users to create tasks, assign them out to team members, track time spent on each task by person/team member etc… You can also use it for reporting purposes like creating reports based on hours worked or number of bugs fixed etc

You can improve the performance of your business by transforming it.

You can improve the performance of your business by transforming it.

  • Transform your business to meet the changing needs of customers
  • Transform your business to meet the changing needs of employees
  • Transform your business to meet the evolving needs of suppliers
  • And last but not least, transform your business so that it better serves shareholders

Bottom Line

Business transformation is a challenging but rewarding process. If you successfully transform your business, you can improve performance, attract new customers, and retain existing ones. You may also be able to reduce costs and increase productivity. If you are interested in transforming your business, get in touch. We would be happy to help you through the process.

Who am I?

I am Dotun Adeoye, a Business Growth Strategist & Author of the 5 Pillars of Business Growth.

I’ve built up my experience via serial entrepreneurship, consulting leadership roles in business growth, business development and product innovation in large companies worldwide in the last 30 years.

Today, I consult with large businesses on how to sustainably grow their businesses, sustain infinite growth, and ensure business continuity irrespective of the business climate.

Hire Dotun Adeoye to Speak Virtually or In – Person at your company’s event to cover this or other topics. You can also get in touch via +44 203 097 1718 or dotun at dotunadeoye.com

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