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Three keys to success

Three keys to success

The 'Why'

Recognize and embrace exponential change.

Enterprises need to have a clear and supported vision for how their business will change through IA. Treating this transformation simply as technology change or a point in time human resources challenge will yield lackluster results. Integrated automation is the effective melding of technology, talent, organizational change and leadership to achieve exponential outcomes.

Create a clear leadership mandate and vision that perpetually answers the question 'Why IA?'

While projects can be led from the function level up, they have to be complemented by topdown ownership, mandate and vision — truly a programmatic approach to IA.

The 'What'

Embrace integration.

The majority of enterprises are investing in multiple IA technologies, but are using them in a siloed or piecemeal fashion. Deeper results and broader benefits can spring from combining technologies to solve problems or reinvent processes or functions.

Cultivate an enterprise-wide approach to IA.

Use the enterprise lens to break down the silos and elevate the best practices. This is critical for scale and the achievement of objectives.

The 'How'

Take a multi-faceted approach to IA talent.

You will never scale without the necessary talent to execute the strategy and operate the reinvented business with an automation mindset. Enterprises cite reskilling as an easy approach to minimizing layoffs while, at the same time, developing
necessary talent.

Be aggressive and fast.

Set clear and strategic goals, look for ways to best achieve them and then execute decisively. Do this fast and expect failure. Take what works and scale. Take what does not and pivot or move on.

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Explore more at State of IA or download the PDF report to read more- Easing the pressure points (PDF 2.2 MB).

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