How Middle Management copes with Digital Transformation


PDF, 47 pages, 295€

To view an executive summary of the findings, click here.

Click here for the French version - version française

This rich report analyzes middle managers’ perception of digital transformations undergone by their organizations. A bilingual (English/French) online questionnaire comprising 36 questions, targeting middle and top managers from organizations of over 2000 employees, was answered by 94 middle managers. The questionnaire consisted of 4 series of questions:

  • digital tools & social media they use, and savviness (3 questions)
  • middle managers’ challenges associated with digital transformation (9 questions)
  • their views of how corporations are transforming, and related issues (12 questions)
  • their general state of mind (6 questions)

In parallel, over 15 interviews were run with experts and persons in charge of digital transformation in large corporations.

Participants belonged to the following corporations: Air Liquide, Alcatel Lucent, Alix Partners, Alstom, Areva, Artelia, AT&T, Atos, Avanade, AXA, Bearing Point, BNP Paribas, British Columbia Public Service, BT, C&A, Capgemini, China Ting Holdings, Cisco, Daimler, Danone, DBApparel, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank, DSM, EMC, Engility Corporation, Ernst & Young, Faurecia, Fiat Chrysler Rimaco, GE Healthcare, Gemalto, General Motors, GP Strategies, Huawei, IBM, KPMG, La Mutuelle Générale, Lafarge Holcim, Lloyds Banking Group, McDonald's, Merck, Microsoft, Mölnlycke, Orange, Orange Business Services, Philips, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Publicis, PWC, Renault, Right Management, Rockwell Collins, Safran, Saint Gobain, Salesforce, Sanef, SAP, Schneider Electric, Shire, Siemens, Sodexo, SSE, Sun Chemical, Tata Communications, Tata Consultancy Services, Technicolor, ThyssenKrupp, Total, Transdev, Ubisoft, United Guaranty, United Technologies, ZenithOptimedia.

Who should read the report

The report has been written to bring insight to:

  • CHROs and HR teams to understand the impacts of the digital transformation, how middle management actually endures this transformation, and find insights for strategic planning
  • CLOs and Corporate University teams to help their work of developing middle managers generally and specifically when it comes to the digital transformation
  • CDOs and Digital Transformation executives: insights to develop strategy and adoption programs, avoid pitfalls and foster on the right levers
  • Change executives and teams, internal or consultants,
  • Executives and middle managers who what to take charge of their and their teams development and adaptation to the fast changing corporate landscape

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47 pages, PDF.

Note: the report also exists in French, see here.

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295 EUR

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