Digitisation rarely begins on a greenfield site. Some German production companies have traditions that go back hundreds of years – sometimes with equipment to match. Thus, they are considered “digital immigrants”. Organisations have to adapt in order to survive. The pace of change is accelerating, even though workforces are getting older. The challenge is to set up the existing organisation for the future and make it fit. To do this, we use our spiral model of agile organisational development, especially for the topic of digitalisation.
We advocate looking for the strategically right approach and then starting the organisational development with consistent steps. Parallel to gaining knowledge, benefits can then be generated continuously too.