Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Climbing Digital Pyramid May 2018

Today’s organization simply just can’t stand still. Digital transformation is a journey rather than a destination. 

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today.

                     

Climbing Digital Pyramid


Climbing Up the Digital Pyramids to Improve Organizational Maturity? Today’s organization simply just can’t stand still. Digital transformation is a journey rather than a destination. It starts with the realization that where you are currently no longer can deliver the business vision and objective of success for your company and your shareholders, especially for the long term. Bridging the 'gap of opportunity' between where you are and want to become is a welcomed challenge. Digitalization is not the flat road. It is the journey with many accumulated steps to climbing up the digital pyramids from doing digital to going digital to being digital.

Clarify the Myth and Misconceptions for Accelerating Digitalization: Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the reality. However, taking a journey of digitalization is a bumpy journey with many ups and downs. It could be misled because of the wrong focus, the wrong assumptions, the wrong ends, and the wrong means. It is important to clarify the myth and misconception in order to lead change and drive digitalization seamlessly.


Accelerating Digital By Taking a Strategic Pathway? The shift to digital paradigm cuts across sectors, geographies and leadership roles, the digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves and reimagine the “art of possible.” Still, for most organizations, from doing digital to going digital and being digital is the bumpy road. There are numerous barriers and pitfalls on the way, how to take a strategic pathway for enabling digital flow and accelerating performance?

Are You Running a Stable Business or a Stagnant Organization With the exponential growth of information, businesses need to grasp opportunities for growth but also manage risks effectively. With increasing pace of change and fierce competition. Organizations must keep the lights on and also make strategic movements all the time. Stability is not equal to stagnation. Like running up to the string, you have to strike the right balance.

How to Deal with the Sameness and Differences in Making a Leap of Digitalization? The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to explore the new possibilities and unlock their business potential. The shift to digital cuts across sectors, geographies, and leadership roles, it represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem. In reality, there is the mix of the old and new, physical and virtual solid and flow, etc. How to handle the unprecedented level of complexity, and how to deal with the sameness and differences in making a leap of digitalization.

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