The Five Success Factors for Digital Transformation in the Waste and Recycling Industry

Author:Suny Group

Digital transformation is still more of an evolution than a revolution, and a successful transformation is one that follows the step-by-step process of implementing the best solutions for where the business is at right now. The Digital Transformation Model1 is based on five of the most important operational drivers of the digital transformation process. Delivering excellence in these five areas of the organization provides an excellent foundation for the success of any digital transformation.

1: Leadership and Culture

The type of leadership and culture needed for a successful digital transformation can be described as that of a winning team, one in which people are given the space and opportunity to do their best work.

2: Employee Engagement

An organization can drive digital excellence by making sure employees are fully engaged in the process.

3: Value Chain, Partners and Trends

Having an in-depth understanding of what the digital trends are in the industry and collaborating with partners and suppliers who are best in class allows an organization to focus on transforming those processes that are most critical for the success of the business.

4: New Technologies

Critical to digital transformation is the ability to implement and make optimal use of the new and emerging technologies available right now to improve business operations and performance.

5: Business Intelligence and Data Science

As automation and digitization begins to generate useful information about processes, customers and services, using that data to inform and guide decisions is the next step in a process of continuous improvement.