Leaders in Digital Transformation Have These Traits in Common

What characteristics do leaders in digital transformation have in common? A new study by open-source provider Alfresco Software and Forbes Insights aims to find out what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy. “The Great Rethink: How Digital Leaders Are Building Tomorrow’s Organizations” mined interviews of more than 300 executives to find out what enables some organizations to become digital disruptors while others lag behind.

“Today’s corporate leaders must realize that they need to disrupt or risk being disrupted.   Those who are not yet thinking about how they will innovate with new approaches leveraging technology are at risk,” Alfresco founder and CTO John Newton warned.

In the end, it all comes down to the efficient movement of information through business processes, connecting customers, employees and suppliers across departmental and operational boundaries quickly, securely and intelligently. The study shows three distinct areas that leaders should focus on to get the right information to the right people at the right time: design thinking, open thinking and platform thinking. Click through to see the highlights of how leaders can optimize strategy in each area.

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