You need to start with that very clear “why.” And then you need to realize there is much more to it than just the deployment of the system. Workday is not just implementing an HR system; you need to think about your own HR operating model because that itself will evolve and change.
Consider how your HR operation could or should change in parallel with the actual deployment. This will help you build the business case to your board. You need to have that business case and hold yourselves accountable as a team globally, to deliver the value that Workday can offer you.
Finally, don’t rush into building the business case. Once you’ve done that and you’ve made the right decision by choosing Workday, then your deployment and your buy-in and your speed-to-execute will be that much faster because you’ve laid the groundwork. “Go slow to go fast” would be my advice to other HR directors out there.
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