Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Monthly Foresight: Envision the Future with Digital Readiness Sep. 2017

The best vision is insight, the most-wanted vision is foresight.

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. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? What are your practices for building a hyper connected and ever-evolving digital business ecosystem?

     Envision the Future with Digital Readiness

How to close the vision gaps? The best vision is insight, the most-wanted vision is foresight. Being a visionary is a character or perspective. Leadership is about the future and change, innovation and progress. Leadership vision is not just about zooming in but also stepping into the future proactively. The vision thing is, in fact, the precious leadership trait to bridge the industrial age and the digital era; the local and global, the business reality and the future of the organization. A clear vision will enable digital leaders today to lead businesses toward the uncharted water or blurred digital territories confidently. So, how to close the vision gaps and make a leap of digital transformation?  
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?
Vision is Not Mirage “The business world today is dynamic, complex, always on and interdependent, with a high degree of unpredictability. Thus, visionary digital leaders are in demand. A vision re-conceptualizes the future, connects the previously unconnected dream. Vision is not a mirage, vision is to zoom into the future as if it were closer; vision sparks the imagination and opens the mind to new concepts and ideas. It is a clear choice among future scenarios that advocates future trends and promotes certain behaviors. Vision is not a mirage, vision is a future state of being.
Three Perspectives on Visionary Leadership?  Leadership is about setting directions, making positive influences and inspire innovation. At its core, leadership is the journey for problem-solving. Visionary leaders are always the rare breed and in strong demand. Because leadership vision is like the light tower to guide the organization to the uncharted water and blurred digital territories. In fact, vision is one of the most critical digital leadership traits to lead today's business with "VUCA" characteristics. There are a lot of misunderstanding about vision and being a visionary, here are three perspectives of clarity.
Envision Digital Workplace and Workforce with Quotes to Celebrate the Labor Day Digital organizations are always on, inter-dependent and hyper connected, people are always the most important asset in any organization before, today, and future. However, compared to a traditional industrial workforce, the digital workplace is more open to stimulate creativity; and the workforce is a new breed with a multitude of varieties - multi-generations, multi-cultures, and multi-devices.?

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