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Key Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations

This is what a successful digital transformation looks like, based on research into the characteristics of enterprises that have succeeded with transformations in real life.
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2. Strong Digital Leaders

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In order to create a clear digital vision, the report asserts that organizations need a strong digital leader. Among companies with extreme growth rates, 51% strongly agreed that they had a definitive leader charged with executing on digital efforts. By contrast, only 28% of high-growth (10-39% growth), 25% of moderate-growth (5-9% growth) and 21% of low-growth companies strongly agreed with the same statement.

Executive interviews also bore witness to the importance of a digital vision. For example, a utility company vice president explained that because the company’s CEO was a strong digital leader, they had no trouble getting board approval and funding for digital transformation projects.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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