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In this blog we encourage you to think like a racing driver and explore how our outdated perceptions of implementation programmes can cause us to feather the brakes on our transformation planning, at a time when pressing the throttle (coupled with some careful steering) will drive us ahead of the competition. 

2020, what a year! 

2020 will go down in history. Our grandchildren will forever wonder why Covid-19 wasn’t called Covid-20, in the same way I could never remember whether the great fire of London or the great plague came first. 
It’s been a global game-changer. When the world was forced to illuminate the closed sign, the way we conceived it altered. We realised that the great pillars of government and globalised international trade are altogether more fragile structures than we previously thought. It’s made us question what we want from our own futures and those of our children. It’s made us marry or divorce. It’s made us move to a new house purely out of sheer boredom with our environment. Maybe it’s made us talk more. 
In business, the road ahead has seldom looked more daunting. Coronavirus continues to force us all to adapt or fail. For many of us to remain in business, it demands wholesale change to our operating models, our products and services and our commercial forecasting. 

Embrace the Change 

But with adversity comes the opportunity to embrace positive change. The chance to make up ground, or even to lead the pack. It’s the virtual safety car deployment. For many however, plans of digital transformation have been put on hold, not because the funding isn’t there or because the business case no longer stacks up. It is more often the perceived operational challenges of running a transformation programme in the current climate that cause us to touch the brakes. 
The reality however is that transformation has never been more necessary than today. The New Normal might still be unfolding, but what is almost certain is that when we round this corner and the dust settles (and it will) there will be large-scale divestment in large work centres, as businesses will look to decentralise, reduce costs and mitigate future risk. 
To do that effectively, businesses need to find new ways of connecting their workforces. Corralling the world’s best into a common geography is wasteful, counter-productive, socially disruptive and above all wholly unnecessary. 

Connect people through common technology 

The solution is to connect people through shared common technology. We must overcome our Dickensian need to corral and oversee, and make work a thing people do, not a place people go. Working effectively is possible, irrespective of where you are. 
Those business that invest in connecting their workforces through enterprise technology platforms like ServiceNow will undoubtedly apex the corner-virus faster. A great racing driver knows that the fasted way around an obstacle isn’t always the most logical or obvious. When faced with a difficult corner, the instinct is to slow down and not make any changes in direction. And it’s true, we may well make the corner. But we won’t be the first to exit. Those that can adapt to the problem and power-slide their way around will retain greater momentum. 
Digital Transformation requires boldness, conviction and determination, because whilst the rewards are clear, it isn’t quick or easy. it. 
It is comforting to know that should your business want to restart its transformation planning in the weeks and months ahead, it is very possible to do so. 
ServiceNow, as well as being a connected technology enterprise cloud solution for your workforce and your customers, also enables partners like Scarce to implement it with complete geographic freedom.  
Which means we use connected technology to connect your brightest minds with ours to get you onto the platform quickly, safely and effectively. 
We are here to help you switch into a new gear, contact sales@scarce-it.com and regain traction.his text to edit it. 
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