Friday, August 10, 2018

The New Book "Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift" Introduction

The hybrid digital view has many dimensions such as socio-cultural, socio-technical, socio-economical, organizational, scientific, or philosophical, just to name a few.


We are experiencing the major societal transformation from the industrial machine age with information scarcity to the digital era with information/knowledge/innovation abundance. The digital paradigm shift is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part, the environments in which we live, and the way how we perceive the multipolar digital world.

The digital transformation makes a significant impact on almost every aspect of the business from people; process, to technology, both horizontally and vertically. It does make a smaller world, but also makes businesses and the world super complex and full of uncertainty and ambiguity. Companies across the sectors have huge pressures to survive and thrive in today’s hypercompetitive economic dynamic.


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The purpose of the book “Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift” is to shed some light on how to strike the right balance of stability and changes; being transactional to keep spinning and being transformational to leap forward for making a seamless digital paradigm shift. Digital organizations should apply the hybrid management approach, focus on building a diverse, networked, and extended modern working environment in which the powerful digital platforms and computing technologies enable seamless conversations, delayer overly rigid organizational hierarchy, inspire idea sharing and brainstorming, and engage employees and partners to achieve the high-performance result.

Chapter 1 The Hybrid Digital Organization: With the fast pace of change and emerging digital technologies such as social, mobile and cloud computing, companies large or small are brainstorming the next generation of organizational design, the next wave of digital changes, and the next step of business movement. They need to figure out how to take advantage of the new digital platforms and tools, strike the right balance of physical assets and virtual platforms, improve productivity, encourage creativity, and enforce collaboration cross-enterprise ecosystem.

Chapter 2 The Portmanteau Words to Reflect Digital Reality: Digitalization doesn’t mean to just tear down all the old things in the previous era. In reality, it means how to strike the right balance between the new way and the old way. Being hybrid means to take balance as a management philosophy. In order to make a solid digital transformation, there are many seemly paradoxical, but indeed coherent elements in running a high-effective business today. Organizations have to strike the multitude of digital balances which impact with each other in order to achieve such a state of dynamic equilibrium.

Chapter 3 The Hybrid Thinking: We live in the digital world with all sorts of hybrid solutions. Digital leaders and professionals need to leverage Hybrid Thinking which is a set of interdisciplinary and integrative thought processes to solve many of today’s complex problems that require strategic consideration, systems intelligence, innovative approaches, as well as cross-cultural and cross-generational perspectives.

Chapter 4 The Hybrid Digital Management: Digital transformation is the journey for solving problems caused by "conflict," "out of balance," and “lack of logic.” It has to expand into every dimension of the organization by taking a structural approach. Digital management is a hybrid and holistic discipline with mixed styles for managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working such as cross-functional communication and collaboration, organizational structure design, change management, talent development, digital business readiness, and stakeholder management, etc.

Chapter 5 The Hybrid Workforce Management: Many company workforce spans three or even four generations - Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y (Millennial) and Z. Each with different leadership, thinking, communication, working, and learning styles. At the dawn of the digital era, global businesses need to shed the tendency to bridge the generational differences and shape the cross-generational mindset with common digital traits and perceive a diverse, dynamic, and complete picture of their workforce.

The hybrid digital view has many dimensions such as socio-cultural, socio-technical, socio-economical, organizational, scientific, or philosophical, just to name a few. A worldview is like a lens through which we perceive the landscape of life that becomes our reality. These dimensions of lens interact and mutually influence each other. Those who look through the lens of the previous era see their own reality very differently from those who use the lens that the new digital era has crafted. Digitalization means flow - energy flow, information flow, idea flow, mind flow and ultimately business flow, so the view of the world needs to become more dynamic, adjustable, colorful, and multidimensional.

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