Digital innovations are fundamentally changing industry business models and operations. This presents Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Operations business leaders with an unprecedented opportunity to leverage technology to improve safety and environmental performance while adding value to the business.
There’s just one small sticking point: getting approval and funding. This requires the development and communication of a convincing, compelling business case for the initiative. Here are seven common business case pitfalls, which, if anticipated and managed, will help ensure success.
1. Disobeying the Local Rules
2. Failing to Understand Your Audience
3. Focusing on Your Goals, Not the Organization’s
4. Not Bothering to Get Stakeholder Buy-In
5. Viewing the Initiative as an IT project
6. Glossing Over the Risks Involved
7. Boiling the Ocean