Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/19/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4600+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

How to Deal with the Sameness and Differences in Making a Leap of Digitalization The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to explore the new possibilities and unlock their business potential. The shift to digital cuts across sectors, geographies, and leadership roles, it represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem. In reality, there is the mix of the old and new, physical and virtual solid and flow, etc. How to handle the unprecedented level of complexity, and how to deal with the sameness and differences in making a leap of digitalization.

The Monthly “Digital Boardroom: 100 Q&As” Book Tuning: How to Build the Digital Board with Changeability Apr. 2018 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. Here is the monthly “Digital Boardroom” summary of the digital board’s innovation inquiries.

Three Continuum to Develop Learning Habit To quote Peter Drucker, an American management guru, “knowledge is the most valuable commodity.” It couldn’t be truer in the digital era. On one hand, the fresh knowledge can be captured from the abundance of information, to create significant business value; on the other hand, it doesn’t take so long for that knowledge to become a commodity once the market is exposed to it. With overwhelming growth of information and shortened knowledge cycle, today's digital workforce must develop the great learning habit in order to build professional competency and unlock their performance and potential.

CIOs as “Chief Improvement officer”: Three Alignments to Advance IT There are very few businesses today can state that IT does not play a significant role in the day to day operations or even long-term strategic positioning. But many IT organizations are still suffering from overloaded work and perceived as an isolated support function to “keep the lights on’ only. Thus, alignment is always important; most dictionaries divide alignment into two categories: Arrangement and alliance. Those organizations that have better alignment maturity outperform their competitors and tend to be more responsive to increasing pace of changes and develop long-term business competency.

The New Book “Digital Maturity” Quote Collection IV "Ihe purpose of the book “Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight” is to envision the future of the business, articulate the very characteristics of digital organizations; reimagine the interdisciplinary and hyperconnected digital ecosystem; fine-tune processes and structures of the digital busins to what can be achieved within its fraess; develop the best and next practices to charter the digital paradigm shift seamlessly; leverage information & technology as the linchpin of the digitalization; take a holistic approach to measure digitalization effort; avoid pitfalls and barriers on the way; and make a leap from doing digital to being digital effortlessly.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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