Being Digital: Why Addressing Culture & Creating a Digital Mindset are Critical to Successful Transformation

Nov 30, 2022 | DTJ Online, Fall Meeting, Fall Meeting 2022 Videos, Leadership

John Forsythe, Deloitte

Evolving the Strategic Advantage for Defense Transportation & Logistics doesn’t just mean using newTechnologies. It also means working, sharing information, communicating, and making informed decisions differently. And those are just a few of the basic human behaviors that will have to evolve to maintain StrategicAdvantage. In this session, we will discuss leading change during a Digital Transformation, and we will talk about leading people when workforce expectations are rapidly changing regarding how, where, and when they best work.

Detailed Abstract: In this session, Mr. John Forsythe, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting will cover the human, cultural, and behavioral elements of Defense Transportation and Logistics that will need to evolve to maintain Strategic Advantage, and will engage participants in a discussion on how Defense Leaders can lead their people during this change.

Concepts discussed in this session:

What is a Digital Organization? A Digital Organization is one that not only uses technologies like Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Operational/Financial/Workforce Dashboards, but it also is an organization that naturally shares information, innovates, maintains manageable risk, innovates, and is agile in an ever-changing mission environment.

What are Changing Talent Expectations? Complicating the Digitally-enabled transformation is that the workforce’s expectations for where, when, and how they work have changed dramatically in the past 3 years. Organizations that can focus on their Mission Delivery while accommodating very diverse workforce needs will be the ones that succeed.

How do Leaders and Managers Navigate this Complex Organizational Environment? This session will discuss several strategies for leaders to use in order to lead through change. It is more than simply providing guidance, direction, communications, and training. Understanding your organization, and its people, from the bottom up will be a critical skill set for Defense Military and Civilian Leaders.

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