Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Monthly “Lesson Learned”: The Opposite of Digital May 2018

Clarify what are the OPPOSITE directions from being digital is critical to avoid the barriers on the way.

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology & management discipline, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for running forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. However, digitalization is the thorny journey and innovation management is both art and science. What are the "opposite" symptoms of digital and how to avoid pitfalls on the way?

The Opposite of Digital

Can you Scrutinize the Opposite of Digital Characteristics? The shift to the digital paradigm cuts across sectors, geographies, and leadership roles; and it is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all stripe to reinvent themselves. Not only should you know what is the digital all about, but also the digital leaders should further contemplate and scrutinize: What are the “OPPOSITE” of digital characteristics, and how to overcome the roadblocks to lead the journey of the digital transformation?

Three Root Causes of Digital Stagnation Change becomes the new normal, and even the speed of change is accelerating. Either for individuals or businesses today, change is inevitable, some of us get it quicker than others. But too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis. From change management perspective, what's the psychology behind the change? What are the possible change pitfalls on the way? What would be a good way to empower change agents and develop changeability? Many organizations are on the journey of digitalization, what are the root causes of digital stagnation?

What are the Biggest Barriers to Digital Effectiveness in Organizations? Digital transformation is the rough road with all bumps and curves on the way. There are a number of challenges common in transformation programs, such as having a clear vision, getting the right strategies, execution, a forward-thinking leader to convey the transformational vision, and a broader view of customer demand, etc. More specifically, what are the biggest barriers to digital effectiveness and how to overcome them for improving the digital business performance and maturity?

The Multiple Confusions to Drag Down Digital Leadership Effectiveness Leadership is all about change, to navigate the direction both for oneself and others. The digital world today is much more complicated and that requires an ability to juggle multiple and competing demands and clear the vision under cloudy climate and uncertain circumstances. Businesses need to recognize the change and help leaders meet the challenge via business savvy and agility. In reality, there are many well trained transactional managers, but very few visionary transformational digital leaders; there are many skillful communicators, but very few deep and original thinkers. Under today's uncertainty and ambiguity as of the digital new normal, what are possible confusions to drag down leadership effectiveness and how to improve overall digital leadership maturity?

Doing the Wrong Things Differently Isn't Transformation Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation. However, statistically, more than two-thirds of these programs fail to achieve the expectation. What are the root causes? Do you agree: Doing the wrong things differently isn’t transformation. That is the importance of good transformation practice within a motivated change culture oriented to the right work for the right reasons. But what are the logical steps to follow during the transformation to ensure you are doing the right things, before doing things right, also improve organizational maturity from efficiency to effectiveness to agility?

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