First there was Vikings. Then there was Alfred Nobel and Greta Garbo. Then there was ABBA and Björn Borg. Then there was Zlatan. Now there is Katapult Partners.

Okay, so we’re quite proud of this Swedish heritage of ours. You might think of us as somewhat of a smörgåsbord of professionals; a team of dissimilar individuals combining to make one harmonious unit. We harness the brilliant sustainable ethos of Swedish business, and whilst most of our projects have an international dimension to them which can take us to all corners of the globe, we mostly operate out of London, Brighton and Stockholm. We are also one of the most active members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK, a team we respect and admire very much, and founded in 1906 is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the world. Tack för att du tillbringar tid med oss!

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Why do digital transformation projects succeed or fail?

We Fundamentally Exist Because Of This

If you Google digital transformation best practices, you find thousands of articles from leading authorities all saying the same thing. Digital transformation is a culture-first, people-first, change management exercise. Businesses know how to install technologies, that’s not the problem. To maximise success, you must tackle the top risk factors head on. We help you to heighten your certainty of success, saving you potentially a world of pain, lost time and lost money. Businesses need help to achieve this, and our seasoned professionals have been doing this for decades. This is why we do what we do.

These statistics are from IBM’s Making Change Work study, which interviewed 1,400 UK digital change practitioners in roles such as project management, IT and digital about their recent projects.

What is the number one reason digital transformation projects fail?

Your #1 risk factor in digital transformation is managing and leading change

Changing Mindsets and Attitudes

What is the number two reason digital transformation projects fail?

Your #2 risk factor in digital transformation is the wrong corporate culture

Corporate Culture

What is the number three reason digital transformation projects fail?

Your #3 risk factor in digital transformation is insufficient strategy and planning

Complexity Underestimated

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Why do we do this?

Organisations from every industry are now engaged on a battleground where legacy business models are bound to fail and digitally transforming businesses will reap the benefits of the incredible potential for growth and profitability. Disruptive drivers constitute a constant source of surprise, even for the best connected and most well informed. Today, a mounting stack of business models are already feeling the pain, directly or indirectly, of the inability or lack of agility to respond. And as in any revolution, it will be those that are most adaptable to change that thrive and survive.

When organisations try to transform for the digital world they very quickly realise that their biggest blockers are not technology ones, but people ones. Although it should come as no surprise that traditional ways of working are incompatible with the new ways, it often does. Leaders needs to acknowledge digital transformation as the fundamental, strategic paradigm shift that it is. Like any major transformation, a digital transformation requires instilling a culture that supports the change while enabling the company’s overarching strategy for success.

Katapult Partners very existence is to bridge this gap between technology and people, operating at the challenging intersection between mankind and machine, helping organisations build strategies, successfully make change happen, and close the digital skills gap that exists today in virtually all corporations. Put simply, we are the go-to professional services supplier for successful people-first digital transformation.