Implementing organizational changes and developing leaders to sustain them

Taugher Change Catalyst Consulting

“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to use it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.”

Mark Van Doren

Technology and Business Application

Providers and users of technology often speak different languages. Finding a common language they share becomes the first step in a process of linking technology with the business it supports.

Successful IT/business alignment means developing and sustaining a mutually beneficial relationship between IT and business - a relationship with advantages for both parties. It requires recognizing IT executives as essential to developing credible business strategies. At the same time, operations and non-IT executives must be considered equally essential to the development of credible IT strategies and operations.

While aligning IT (the means) with business results (the goal) makes good sense, the challenge it presents is a system-wide issue. Eliminating discontinuities between IT and the organization encompasses fundamental changes in how information technology is applied. Organizations that do not or cannot align information find themselves making at they make poor investment decisions or establishing badly chosen priorities. Ultimately, they are unable to deliver desired results.

The gap between a successful Information Technology interventions vs. an unsuccessful one is often lies in how the change process is managed. Planning the change by identifying desired results and working backward to achieve them (often called reverse engineering), is but one technique change catalyst consultants use to help you achieve the results you seek in a timely manner.

Taugher Change Catalyst Consulting has proven expertise in identifying the fundamental needs of both business with the IT function. Having identified the needs and cultural differences between these often-disparate groups allows us to create meaningful conduits between them, and implement a lasting relationship management structure to maximize their mutual value, which translates into organizational success.