Why?

Every day, you hear about the impact of Digital Transformation on your business, and see signals of this impact in your operations, customers, competition, and markets.

  • Your Customer wants to understand how this will help them create value for their customers, employees, and stakeholders
  • Your Team wants to learn how to translate these forces into change and innovation that truly matters
  • Your Stakeholders want to see a return on their investment (capital, resources, time) as the company grows and thrives

The signals may be clear, but the way forward is not.

How?

The solution is to develop a view on how digital business concepts will create value that is specific to your customer. This view must be clear and simple to understand, and driven with an action plan that delivers meaningful results while managing the impact of change. The path forward is defined in a Digital Transformation Workshop – structured discussions with simple frameworks that accelerate and guide the process. When complete, your team will have an actionable roadmap and a solid business plan, that aligns with your goals, targets meaningful benefits, and outlines the resources (time, people, and investment) required to get there.

What Next?

Download our white paper to read more, or contact us directly to answer your questions and get things started!

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New Methods for a New World

When the forecasting and planning ends, it’s time to get something done – and Maker Turtle can connect you with the best resources to realize your change efforts in every area of your Great Digital Business.

Operations

  • Cloud-enabled business process platforms
  • System rationalization to reduce complexity
  • Shop-floor automation
Data

  • Data Rationalization and Simplification
  • Training and Skills Development – Becoming a Data-Driven Culture
  • Artificial Intelligence for Internal and External Impact
Customers

  • eCommerce and EDI implementations and alternatives
  • Customer Relationships and value optimization
  • Data-driven marketing all the way to your Customers’ Customer
Teams

  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Training and Skills Development
  • Becoming a Data-Driven Culture
Products

  • Internet of Things – Acceleration and Monetization
  • Technical and Business Process Architecture
  • Product Roadmaps and Voice of the Customer

… and much more!

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Strong Guidance …

Digital capabilities bring change, opportunities, and challenges. Innovation and Disruption are two heads of the same coin – and impact the new and old guard equally …

  • Established value business can sense threats at the door – they are looking for ideas and input on how to react. What are some options – and where are my internal risks?
  • Innovative growth companies that bring energy, technology, and fresh ideas may struggle to break in. How can I get my message across with the right effect – to make customer conversions?
  • Dynamic organizations of all types sense the change, but do not have the internal experiences or skills to understand the next move. Why reinvent this wheel – can I find someone to guide me?

… based on Experience

Maker Turtle advisory services are geared to answering these types of questions. With a broad background in multiple industries, in public and private businesses around the world, we can help drive to the answers.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, including Due Diligence and Integrations
  • Interim leadership and guidance as you develop your in-house competencies
  • Advisory Boards – for digital startups and established firms looking to transition
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The Challenge of Leadership in a Digital World

To truly innovate and excel, your internal team must be present, participating, and engaged. And your digital initiatives need strong leadership at all levels, to effectively explain the vision, align objectives, and connect with the people that will deliver value.

In this changing environment, a range of leadership challenges often arise:

  • Top digital leaders need a broad set of competencies, including business acumen & emotional intelligence. For the newly promoted or placed executive, effectively translating technology to strategy for peer executives and the Board of Directors is a new and difficult challenge.
  • Middle managers are exposed to cross-functional challenges, negotiating for resources and prioritizing work across multiple teams. Many organizations do not have management training programs that speak to the unique challenges of the technical world.
  • Team leads are often promoted based on technical skill or longevity. Training and coaching is not available for the journeyman people manager; we assume these people have skills such as open and honest conversations, delivering effective feedback, and career planning.
  • For digital people at all levels, there is often a lack of career planning & mobility in traditional companies. Regardless of the growth rate, you need to create meaningful career ladders that give the entire team something to work for, and a clear & honest understanding of the opportunities.
  • The digital world thrives on open communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Unfortunately, what works well on the Internet does not scale down to the typical business. To drive and maintain high levels of engagement, a different way of thinking and doing when it comes to active & proactive connections with people is required.

Mentoring and Coaching for the Digital Team

Are you looking for ways to drive a different way of thinking, acting, and communicating in your digital and/or technical organization? Our Executive Digital Leadership Coaching offering focuses on strategy and leadership development for digital professionals.

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A World of Questions

Digital Business is a powerful enabler of results, and your Digital Initiatives will be in the spotlight. There are high expectations that you are making digital investments in the best way possible …

  • People need the right skills – for supporting the tech, and for driving value from the data
  • Systems and Processes should be designed and built for scalability and sustainability
  • Costs to deliver all of these must be aligned with the needs of the business

We all get the same questions from upper management … What does ‘good’ look like? How do I know where to focus my limited resources? What are my peers up to? 

How do we know that we are building the right teams, implementing the right processes, and investing time and money in the right things?

And most importantly – how can we measure ourselves against a practical baseline, and thoughtfully target what to look at / improve next?

A Community with Answers

Maker Turtle is building a body of research to answer these questions – and more! Working with digital leaders is businesses large and small, in many different markets and industries from around the world, we are collecting ideas and data that will put your ideas, energies, and concerns in context.

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