Friday, November 18, 2016

"Digital Master" Book Tuning: Five Pillars of “Digital Master” Book Series

"Digital Master" is neither "Master of All," or "Master of None," it is about mastering digital holism.

Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted so that simply adopting a new digital technology may not be sufficient. You have to transform the company's underlying functions, processes, and cultures, and organization as a whole with adjusted digital speed. “Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (10+ books) to perceive the multifaceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” To put simply, "Digital Master" is neither "Master of All," or "Master of None," it is about mastering digital holism. Here are five pillars in "Digital Master" Book Series.

IT Pillar: More and more IT organizations are transforming from back end internal support function into front office revenue generators and digital transformer. IT needs to be telling the business about opportunities and possibilities and that means IT needs to really understand the goals of the business and synchronize with business goals. IT should help their company achieve its business objectives in any way possible. Digital CIOs need to cover both the business dimension as well as the technology dimension with their team, and even go one step further, that the best CIO understands what current information abundance and technology innovations can add business value a and drive digital transformation. Reading CIO Master, and Digital Master book series to figure out.

Innovation Pillar: In order to survive and thrive, innovation is “must have,” not “nice to have” approach in running a digital business today. But for most organizations, innovation is just a big puzzle with many tangled concerns. Can innovation be planned? What are some of the ideas that were applied to innovative initiatives that you have underway or experienced, either as the driver or participant, that helped facilitate or impeded their success? What are some viable approaches to being innovative while addressing the constant budget squeeze? Is innovation management a paradox? Do you have such an abundant innovation pipeline? Read IT Innovation,” “Thinkingaire,”  and “Digital Master book series to understand further.

Leadership Pillar: As businesses and the world move deeper and deeper into the digital world of “VUCA” normality -volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders of any organization, large or small, must capture the foresight of digitalization, gain the insight upon globalization, and become knowledgeable about the terrain of the hyper-connected land out there. The leaders need to observe, perceive, and pay attention to the myriad of internal, external, national or global forces that define and influence the way we do business these days. Read “Leadership Master,” "Digitizing Boardroom," and Digital Master” book series to dive deeper.

People Pillar: People are always the most invaluable human asset and capital investment in any business, especially digital is the age of people. The digital transformation means that companies need to infuse digital into every aspect of the business, shape the enterprise-wide digital capabilities and overall ecosystem which include people, process, and technology. Talent Management is the key business capability in digital transformation, it has to be built upon all the dimensions such as scope, alignment, design, execution, governance, metrics, etc, to enforce cross-functional collaboration, and to embed agility into the process of adapting to the changes. Reading "Talent Master" and "Digital Master" book series to brainstorm digital talent management.

Change Pillar: Digital is all about changes, and change is multifaceted with increasing speed and velocity. However, the accelerating speed of change, the volatile and uncertain business environment make the change no longer just a one-time initiative, but as an ongoing capability. Reading "Change Insight" and "Digital Master" Book series to capture insight.

Digital transformation represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with the people at the center of its focus. Most companies naturally aim to move into a more advanced stage of digital deployment by tailoring their own unique strength and business maturity. They hope to outstrip competitors and eventually become the digital masters. Digital Master” book series intend to throw some light on the "holism of the digital transformation, to help the digital leaders and professionals become digital ready psychologically, intellectually, and methodologically.


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