Innovation is defined as “a new idea, method, or device,” according to merriam-webster.com. It sounds so simple, yet the complexity behind it can be mind-boggling.
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Creating a Culture of Innovation in City Government and Higher Ed: Workday Rising Speakers Reveal Secrets to Success
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall realized the need to incorporate new technology throughout Salt Lake City government and in response launched the city's first innovation department in January 2021. The department's goal included implementing an integrated software system to enhance internal functions and support a culture of innovation.
Change analytics is an evolving space and having the chance to talk about the subject at ACMP Global Connect led to great discussions with change practitioners around the globe. One key theme during many of our conversations focused on change fatigue, the resistance or passive resignation to organizational changes on the part of an employee. Change fatigue continues to be one of the more challenging concepts to measure, as everyone has a different threshold for where they reach the point of being fatigued. However, much like an athlete, there are ways to train for change, including increasing organizational and personal change resilience. Change resilience is easier to measure, as we can use an individual's historical performance and reactions to change to understand where an organization needs to continue to build change muscles.
Is your ERP a necessary evil, or a critical business tool? How do you measure the value to the end-user community when compared to your IT spend?
When deploying Workday, one of the biggest churns of the entire project can be the data conversion process to migrate data from legacy systems into Workday. Organizations across industries have legacy data in a variety of unique sources and formats, and much of that data will need to be imported to Workday-specific templates that often require complex, non-traditional manipulation and formatting of the data in order to be loaded into Workday. A Workday data conversion that leverages Alteryx can reduce data conversion project timelines, improve data quality, mitigate manual errors, automate conversion workflows, improve efficiency and ultimately improve the experience of the data conversion workstream.
Last weekend, I was sorting through old notes from my college business classes and I came across a picture of cheese. Obviously, this caught my attention. The notes covered highlights from the book Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
We are so excited Workday Rising is back in person and ready for a few action-packed days of learning, networking, and experiencing all-things Workday. Avaap has been a show sponsor or attendee since becoming a Workday partner in 2016, and while we know there will be a lot that has changed, we are confident some things will remain the same: the types of people attending Workday Rising.
Going live on Workday is an exciting accomplishment for any organization. But once the deployment team is no longer doing daily check-ins, it can be challenging to sustain the momentum of transformation. With real transformation happening after the go-live, having a plan for reinforcing and sustaining change is key to propelling your organization forward.
Between offices closing, switching to remote work, and the lack of a daily commute, so much of our lives was put on pause during the pandemic. Many state and local government organizations also put transformation initiatives on the back burner as they worked to adjust to a remote world and keep their employees, students, and citizens safe. Like the private sector, government organizations had to pivot overnight amid the struggle of outdated and inflexible technology.
Confidently executing towards a desired outcome can be full of noise – especially when assumptions and guesswork cloud the way. Often, people make decisions based on gut reactions, which isn’t always a bad thing, because when built on experience and exposure, guts can offer a foundation for decision-making. However, when individuals overweigh their perspectives and overlook human bias, faulty rationale can derail progress.