People Challenges of moving to the Cloud

Just moving to the cloud solves nothing. The real value can only be fully unlocked by navigating the people challenges. “Recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining highly skilled, talented people is the single biggest barrier to CIO success” (Forbes Top 10 CIO Priorities, Jan 2017). To become a digital predator rather than prey, companies need to enter and win the war for talent.

In our experience we see most organisations struggle with 4 areas:

  • Having the right people with the right skills to drive the ambition;
  • Ensuring leadership are engaged (across the firm and at all levels) and create the environment for success;
  • Supporting people to manage resistance to the change, so they see it as an opportunity and not a threat;
  • Driving a culture that enables people to thrive in the new world.