Monday, April 17, 2017

The Monthly Foresight: Building Ultra-Modern Digital Organizations

Digital transformation is rarely a straight line. It is all about interaction, incrementalism, and innovation.
The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most wanted trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Creativity is all about connecting the dots. What are your practices for building a hyperconnected and ultra-modern digital organization?

How to Build an Organization of Future? The future is already here, the digital is the age of customer-centricity; the age of empathy, the age of collaboration; the age of co-creating and the age of people, but either strategically or tactically, how to build such an organization of future?
The Self-Renewal Digital Organization Digital transformation is rarely a straight line. It is all about interaction, incrementalism, and innovation. The journey is far more important than the destination. Digital organizations have to adapt to the continuous changes and are able to reconfigure the organizational structure and change their own behaviors for their adaptation to environmental changes and business dynamic. They are like the living systems that can self-renew in thriving as high-performance businesses.
Building an Ultramodern Board to Lead Digital Transformation? At today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, organizations face both unprecedented opportunities to grow and hyper-competition or great risks to survive. Therefore, the corporate board as the top leadership team and governance body should become the advanced mastermind behind the digital transformation, to envision, inspire, influence, and innovate. Because the substances of leadership are all about vision, change, positive influence, and progression. The spirit comes from the top, an ultramodern board can amplify leadership influence, advance the digital management mentality and lead digital transformation seamlessly.
Digital Flow: The Future of Knowledge Management? Digital means flow, data flow, information flow and knowledge flow; there is a shift from more traditional knowledge management approaches to techniques that involve enhancing the "flow" of knowledge within an organization to improve access and use. As the accepted model of knowledge management is too hierarchical, too centralized for the fast-moving, increasingly social or collaborative digital enterprise of today, so it makes sense that something like flow management is seen as a more fitting.
What are the Key Leadership Skill & Capabilities needed for the Future? The substance of leadership will never change, it is all about the future, but the leadership skills and styles need to be continually reshaped to adapt to the digital normal with VUCA characteristics. So what are the key leadership skills and digital capabilities needed for the future?

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