Friday, March 16, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Insight Gaps Mar. 2018

 We still live in the world with abundant information, but scarce insight. 

"Digital Gaps -Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Business” is a guidebook to help digital leaders and professionals today identify, analyze, and mind multiple gaps with the multidisciplinary insight and holistic understanding. Today’s digital organization simply just can’t stand still., bridging the 'gap of opportunity' between where you are and want to become is a welcomed challenge, it is important to bridge communication, knowledge and insight gaps and take a stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

The gaps between knowledge and insight? Insight is perception through multidimensional cognizance. If knowledge is manpower, wisdom is nature power, then insight is perhaps the bridge between manpower and nature power. There are multilayer meanings upon insight. The gaps between knowledge and insight are existing, and how to dive into the depth of knowledge sea and climb the insight-wisdom pyramid?

Gap Minding Leadership Practices in Digital Boardroom Digitalization makes the business flatter and the world smaller because of its nature of hyper-connectivity and interdependence. Competition at the leading edge of business is also becoming fiercer at the age of digitalization and globalization. Thus, successful companies need to grow and innovation is no longer "nice to have," but must have business competency. The corporate board plays a critical role in setting policies for innovation and exemplifying leadership influence. Thus, foresightful BoDs should always look for the complementary mindsets, diverse experiences, and differentiated skillsets so that collectively, they can avoid groupthink, make sound judgments, provide innovative advice and mind leadership gaps to ensure the boardroom digital ready.

The Power of Digital Insight? Digital is the era of velocity, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. We are living in a complex digital world where inventions, developments, and conflicts are continuously changing and that makes it impossible to have a complete knowledge and understanding of many sophisticated issues. We still live in the world with abundant information, but scarce insight. We all bring different perspectives and our boundaries might have changed based on the open conversations and taking the time to thoughtfully think about the specific issue and common challenges from different angles. The power of digital insight is to foster communication, harness collaboration, and catalyze digital transformation for both improving organizational maturity and advance human societies.?

Three Gaps Digital IT Can Bridge? Although forward-looking businesses nowadays intend to catch up with digital speed in order to adapt to the pace of changes. Still, the majority of organizations get stuck in the lower level of maturity due to static mentality, silo processes, culture inertia, undifferentiated capabilities, and ineffective Change Management. Digital IT plays an omnipresent role in catalyzing business digital transformation via leveraging internal and external resources, integrating business processes, enabling, innovating, and optimizing the consumer-driven technology that’s going viral in the enterprise. In order to speed up digital transformation, which gaps digital IT can help to bridge, in order to become a strategic business partner and improve business effectiveness and agility more specifically?

Digital Master Tuning: Information, Knowledge, and Insight Management We live in the world with the explosive data and the abundance of information. Every day, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created through a range of activities. And the average business expects to spend $8 million on data-related initiatives in recent years. So how to manage data, information, knowledge, and mind flow, to build a high-intelligent and high-effective organization - The real Digital Master?

The Insight-Driven Digital Transformation 
Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital is not just a one-time business initiative or an IT project only, it’s a journey which has to be driven via insight, catalyzed via innovation, enabled by people and for the people, with the ultimate goal to build a high-intelligent and high-effective digital organization. Here are the three aspects of insight-driven digital transformation.

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