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Overcoming digital difficulty #7: Neither top-down nor bottom-up works

Blog: The Digital Enterprise

“Most of what we call management consists of preventing people getting their work done” (Peter Drucker). In digital transformation, management need to ‘get out of the way’ and create space for innovation, yet at the same time provide sufficient direction to ensure that the innovation that flows will deliver the desired outcome. It’s a tough balancing act. This is the 7th post in a series building on 10 reasons why digital transformations are difficult. Here are some proven approaches to balancing top-down and bottom-up:

In summary then, top-down vs. bottom-up is an increasingly redundant paradigm. New organisation, delivery and funding models are needed to bridge the gap. 

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