A willingness to iterate and pivot quickly, a desire to learn and be vulnerable, a thirst for innovation.  Publishing consultant and Scholarly Kitchen chef Lettie Conrad has written a new and thoughtful article about the human science, rather than computer science, that makes digital transformation programmes in scholarly publishers successful.  

Taking inspiration from a recent London Book Fair session run by our managing director Sam Herbert, Lettie talks in depth to 67 Bricks’ clients Harriet Bell, Marketing Director, Emerald Publishing and Scott Williams, VP Platform and Technology at De Gruyter about the personal and professional challenges they are experiencing driving digital evolution within the Yorkshire and Berlin based firms – and how to overcome them.  Scott advises publishers to be ready for the technical challenges as well as the cultural awakening: “Digital transformation reveals more about a person than anyone is prepared to admit.”

Do aspects of Lettie’s article ring true for you? How are you handling the cultural aspects of digital transformation in your organisation?  Contact us to talk, or join the conversation @scholarlykitchn @67bricks