A deep dive into how local government currently has a prime opportunity to re-think digital strategies for the post-pandemic age – and embed change that will truly stick.
Read Sean Hale’s latest article published by Municipal Journal, the market leading information, intelligence, and news resource for anyone who needs to know about the UK’s local authorities.
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This article, written by Mason Advisory Principal Consultant, Sean Hale, offers a deep dive into how local government currently has a prime opportunity to re-think digital strategies for the post-pandemic age – and embed change that will truly stick.
Transforming digital strategy has been firmly on the agenda since 2018, when leading local authorities and partners launched the Local Digital Declaration, which pledged to build “a future where technology is an enabler – not a barrier – to service delivery”. But, in Sean’s experience, achieving meaningful digital transformation is a complex business demanding a fresh, cross cutting perspective throughout the organisation and across the supply chain. Until now, this remains a challenge that we have not fully solved.
Sean discusses some of the cultural and strategic barriers to effective digital transformation, highlighting key opportunities, questions, and strategies that digital leaders can apply when getting to grips with future proofing their strategies. In particular, he explores these key issues:
- How can local government identify the right changes, make those changes effectively and, crucially, ensure that the changes deliver sustainable value?
- Why courage and transparency both matter when examining organisational challenges, strengths, and opportunities.
- The importance of embracing and resourcing efficiency opportunities, both within the organisation and across the supplier ecosystem.
- Why continuous improvement and a connected culture play a vital role in delivering effective digital transformation.
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