Are Your People Ready for More?

Are Your People Ready for More?

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The pace of business and technological change is accelerating at increasingly rapid rate. SAP business and IT teams have been through so much over the past year of disruption and yet must be ready to support key innovation projects and important migrations to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud.
How do leaders keep their staffs engaged, motivated, and performing as work conditions continue to evolve and expectations grow? Answers to these questions and more were provided as part of SAPinsider’s recent July Technology Executive Forum virtual meeting
During the meeting’s keynote session Thomas Buck, CIO of Vitesco, discussed managing a global spinoff from its parent organization Continental Corporation, one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. Buck shares key insights on how he motivated his team and kept them focused on the big picture goals. He also shared some important advice on how he manages change and addresses those who are more reluctant to support new initiatives.
In our fireside chat with Michael Mullis, CIO of Ingevity, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, he describes his own company’s significant project migrating its twenty-year-old heavily customized version of SAP to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud over the past year, and how he was able to stimulate creativity and innovation while his teams could not gather around the whiteboard to brainstorm.
CIOs at the event panel discussion talked about change and mindset as being critical ingredients for ongoing success. Christian Niederhagemann, CIO of GEA Group, talked about how his leadership team went above and beyond to engage their teams in a personal manner. Read this article to get other tips on how to win over naysayers and motivate your teams to advocate for and drive your key projects forward.

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