Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Minding the Multitude of Digital Gaps May 2018

Digital is the new paradigm shift to deeply connect the business with the natural ecosystem. 

"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 leadership gap and take a stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

Minding the Multitude of Digital Gaps

Bridging Digital Gaps to Catalyze Business Maturity? Digital is the new paradigm shift to deeply connect the business with the natural ecosystem. At the high maturity level, organizations have to stretch out in every business dimension for driving the full-fledged digital transformation, in order to adapt to the new world of business - fast, always “on,” highly connected and ultra-competitive. On one side, the idea of digital lenses is to "seeing the whole," or helping people reach a shared understanding of the whole. On the other side, digital enlarges the thinking and capability gaps because different organizations, functions, and individuals evolve with varying speed. In reality, many organizations are still operated with the traditional management discipline with the silo mentality. So, how to bridge multiple digital gaps to catalyze overall business maturity?

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.

Closing the Multitude of Digital Gaps?
We are at the age of digital dawn, hyper-connectivity is the most critical digital characteristics. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way business is conducted so that simply adopting a new digital technology may be insufficient. You have to transform the company's underlying functions and organization as a whole with adjusted digital speed. Otherwise, companies may begin a decline from its previous good performance. However, many business managers today still apply old silo management mindsets to new ways of organizing, create the multitude of gaps blocking the way of the radical digital transformation. Being divided by so many gaps across leadership, management, and innovation, etc, organizations lose their collaborative advantage as they are being over managed and under led, remain disconnected, hoard knowledge, decrease effectiveness, and do not have the competence to collaborate in the long term.

Bridging Three Gaps to Make the Business “Digital Ready” Although developing and implementing a digital strategy is at the top list of business executives’ agenda, Being digital ready goes beyond just applying the latest technologies, or playing the latest gadget. There are still many gaps need to be close, and there are also a lot of pitfalls on the way. Therefore, truly forward-thinking organizations are taking a holistic approach to making the business “Digital Ready” via bridging the following three gaps in order to implement digital strategy seamlessly.

Are you Still Running "Business as Usual" or Embracing the Digital "New Normal"? Today's workplace is the hybrid of the physical building and the virtual connectivity, and today's digital workforce is changing significantly with the characteristics of multi-generation, multi-culture and multi-devicing. However, the solution to better managing this shifting talent population hasn't achieved the expected result yet. How to take new management approaches that reflect the global talent pool and the expectations of today's new talent, but with improving the overall standard of management and leadership. Are you still running a business as usual? And shall you embrace such business new normal heartily and mindfully??

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