A Change for the Better: Realizing Business-IT Alignment Through Organizational Change

Arjan Rozendal, Eric T. K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan

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    Abstrakt

    Investments in information technology will only yield dividends whenever technological spending complements corporate objectives, a phenomenon termed as business-IT alignment within extant literature. Synthesizing extant literature on business-IT alignment and organizational change, this paper argues for effective change management as a means for organizations to realize business-IT alignment. Findings from a grounded theory study revealed that having clear assessment criteria, promoting information exchange, getting managers to act as role models, expanding the involvement and participation of employees in decision making as well as drawing on positive collaborative experiences in the past bolster the success of change initiatives for realizing business-IT alignment. Conversely, pursuing partisan interest at the expense of the organization, speaking different professional languages, displaying apprehension and hesitation when interacting with one another as well as holding on to misguided technological expectations hinder change management efforts aimed at realizing business-IT alignment.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelECIS 2015 Proceedings
    RedaktørerJörg Becker, Jan vom Brocke, Marco De Marco
    Antal sider15
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publikationsdato2015
    Artikelnummer151
    ISBN (Trykt)9783000502842
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    BegivenhedThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015 - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Tyskland
    Varighed: 26 maj 201529 maj 2015
    Konferencens nummer: 23
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015
    Nummer23
    LokationWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    LandTyskland
    ByMünster
    Periode26/05/201529/05/2015
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

    Emneord

    • Business-IT alignment
    • Organizational change
    • Change enablers
    • Change inhibitors

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