It is not uncommon to see a degree of resistance towards cloud transformation within the companies. When it comes to cloud transformation, the decisions taken might have huge effects on employees’ career paths, the conduct of business and even power structure within the company. Unsurprisingly, cloud transformation might even have adverse business results if planned or actualized poorly.
Here are some tips for you to prepare your teams for a cloud transformation journey.
Share your business objectives, reasons and your motivation about cloud transformation with your employees. Make sure that you explain the advantages of cloud briefly. Sharing the path that you have planned for the company will make your team feel that they are an important part of this change. In this way, you can encourage them to embrace this journey as well.
Make sure that your team can get necessary essential training and feel confident about the future. You can prepare a one-day course for all employees that will cover core concepts and services of the cloud. Learning about cloud technologies will excite and encourage your employees about transformation and help them to adapt to the cloud faster.
To get the most out of the cloud technology, you should place emphasis on company culture as well. Do not try to change company culture and structure immediately. Instead, give your team sufficient time to get used to the new system. For example, starting a new cloud workshop program within the company can give opportunity for hands-on experience and time to adjust cloud technologies according to organizational needs.
Creating small teams for migration of your applications can speed up your transformation process. Let your team members be involved in the migration process too, so they will embrace this change. Involving your team in migration also helps you to ensure that organizational structure is maintained, and this helps employees to set right expectations from the cloud.
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Data-driven expertise can accelerate and help you through both the teams’ learning process and your company’s transformation journey.
Once a software developer now an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, Gizem is always eager to take on professional challenges. Her meticulousness at her workings follows her passion for learning and sharing her knowledge with tech-savvy professionals and communities.
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