Strategies for IT & Web
An organisation can operate without a clear IT and web strategy – and many do. However, without a strategic framework, investment decisions about IT have to be made on their own merits and usually in relation to just one part of the organisation.
In the long run, this ad hoc decision-making is expensive. Before long, IT can become an obstacle to achieving the aims of the organisation rather than one of the most powerful resources at its disposal. A clear IT strategy enables an organisation to make appropriate, cost-effective decisions about IT.
Adapta can help you with your response to the challenges of developing and keeping your information and web systems up to date when faced with the increasing demands from across your organisation and the advance of new technologies. Our approach means that your IT strategy is not developed in isolation, but emanates from the overall organisational strategy and has secured the engagement of all the people concerned.
We can help you at all stages, whether you’re starting out, understanding your organisation’s IT needs, exploring options and making decisions, putting the strategy into action or want to check that you have achieved what you set out to do. We can help you to define and document:
- The key organisational processes and information needs that your IT systems need to support
- The main IT systems required to support these activities
- The technology standards, policies, and support arrangements that your organisation needs in order to use the IT systems effectively
- The projects to make all this happen
Our consultants are experienced with all aspects of governance, business cases, business processes and implementation. We work exclusively with charities and not for profit organisations, which means that we understand the challenges and the difficulties you face. Our approach means that we really understand your business needs, and build on this to ensure that information systems, IT and web solutions are well-suited to the culture of your organisation, as well as the operations.
Leading Your People Through Change
Change is inevitable, often requiring new ways of thinking and doing – shifting people from what they are used to, into the unknown. For many, change can be a positive thing; for others it may generate a feeling of uncertainty and resistance.
No matter how well designed your change programme is, not everyone will be on board from day one. Inherent or even justified resistance may lead to decreased morale and disinterest, causing a knock-on effect on your ability to capitalise on any benefits.
HR, should look at the likely needs in terms of your people, including recruitment requirements for the vision of your business, how to speed up the on-boarding process and how to build a talent pipeline, as well as ensuring that people practices and policies are aligned with your change programme. This must be done alongside the change consultant or leader so that the new needs of the business are met.
Here, at Adapta we can offer you a wealth of expertise on Change and People Management to ensure your people are with you on your journey.