Friday, May 5, 2017

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Digital Boardroom Digital Inquiries May 2017

Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes, and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals. .

         The Digital Boardroom Digital Inquiries  

  • The Digital Board’s Digital Inquiries Digitalization is driving unpredictability demanding a more rapid deployment that quickly can adapt to the changes and adjust to the new market conditions. Hence, digital strategy management takes nonlinear steps and embraces the emergent events and activities. Digital strategy making and execution are a collective effort of varying business departments to fit business purposes, leverage digital speed, and delight customers. Digital boards as the strategic advising role are also the “mastermind” behind digital transformation to oversee strategy and monitor performance. Here are a couple of digital board’s digital inquiries.

  • Digital Boards with Vision Inquiries The contemporary corporate board as the top leadership team plays a directorial role in envisioning the future of the business and overseeing corporate strategy. Because leadership is about future and change. Vision is not the “Nice to have,” but “Must have” quality for top leaders in order to direct the organization toward the uncharted water or blurred territories in today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic. Vision is basically a qualitative statement defining the "perception" of the organization, and the effective board provides the guidance about what core to preserve and what future to stimulate progress toward. Here are a few vision inquiries of digital boards.

  • Exploring the Boardroom Fundamentals via Inquiries The contemporary corporate board as the top leadership and directorial role plays a significant role in advising and monitoring the organizational management, overseeing the business strategy, guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieving expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and velocity of the digital era, the directorship in any organization becomes more critical and challenging. However, many BoDs are undereducated about their role and responsibility while the business change is accelerated across global scope and knowledge life cycle is shortened. How to explore the boardroom fundamental via the set of inquiries in order to improve its effectiveness and directorship maturity?  

  • The Digital Board’s Inquiries about IT Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable. It seems that the industry sector is already the outdated concept. All forward-looking organizations claim they are in the information management business. The Board's role, in large part, is to make good decisions that enhance the value creation for the organizations. BoDs are perhaps not interested in data itself, but surely they would be interested in the V factor -VALUE it can bring to the table. Hence, to gain digital insight and lead business transformation effortlessly, the BoDs  need to become more information savvy and IT-friendly. They should concern about the potential opportunities and risks the digital technologies could bring to the company. Here are a few digital board’s inquiries about IT.

  • What are the Barriers and Pitfalls to Build a High-Performance Board: The contemporary corporate board plays a crucial role in overseeing business strategy and monitoring organizational performance. An effective board enables and directs management towards good outcomes, and ensure the business is on the right track to reach well-defined business goals. If the results are lacking then the board effectiveness must be questioned. More specifically, what are the great inquiries which can help you deepen the understanding about the barriers and digging through the root cause of ineffectiveness, in order to build a high-performance and digital ready board?

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