Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Strengthening the Weakest Links in Digital Transformation Dec. 2017

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. At the heart of digital, it is people and how to build a customer-centric organization. But how to strengthen the weakest links and take a structural approach to digital transformation?

    Strengthening the Weakest Links in Digital Transformation

  • Three Missing Links in Digital Transformation? Digital Paradigm means holism, hyper-connectivity, interdependence, and integration. Digital transformation is not just one-dimensional stretch, but a multi-dimensional expansion. The digital ecosystem expands when the digital business territories blur and the business communities broaden their scope and consume all sorts of resources. However, for those digital lagging organizations, the ecosystems have evolved without much attention of planning and having multiple missing links. So, to shift from "Doing Digital" to "Being Digital," the real challenge is to understand what are exactly those missing links, where and how you can and should connect all important dots, improve to get the biggest effect and scale up across the digital ecosystem effortlessly?

  • Bridging Digital Cognitive Gap: From Being Bi-Polar Judgmental to Having Multidimensional Discernment: Both businesses and the world become hyper connected and overly complex, either for leaders or digital professionals today, to survive and thrive in such the digital “VUCA” new normal, you need to keep growth mindset, updating knowledge, enforcing cognitive understanding, and move up to the next level of discernment and intellectual maturity.
  • Strengthen The Weakest Links in Digital Transformation? Digital transformation is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the digital ecosystem of which we are the part of the environments in which we live, and the way we think and solve problems. Either business or the world is transforming from siloed functions, the sum of pieces into a connected whole. Hyper-connectivity is the most critical digital characteristics. Hence, it is important to understand that digital business development is a multifaceted and holistic management discipline. It is the paradigm shift which takes a multidisciplinary approach. In practice, how to identify and strengthen the weakest links in order to drive the digital transformation seamlessly.
  • How to Mind the Gap between the Industrial Age and Digital Age Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation. It is the transformation that is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part of the environments in which we live, and the way we think and solve problems. There are multitudes of gaps between the industrial age and the digital age, understanding the digital business development is multifaceted, and it is the paradigm shift which needs a well-thought-out planning and takes a multidisciplinary approach.  
  • Connecting IT and Business without “Lost in Translation” Due to the exponential growth of information and lightweight digital technologies, IT is gradually becoming engrained in every aspect of business these days. The clear-cut divide that used to be there between IT and business in the olden days is vanishing fast; IT is the business, IT-business relationship needs to be shifted from alignment to integration to ensure that the business as a whole is superior to the sum of pieces. And digital transformation is a thorny journey, with complexity, uncertainty, trials, and pitfalls on the way, how to harness communication and enforce collaboration between IT and business without “Lost in Translation.”
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