Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Bridging Information/Knowledge Gap to Run Digital Business June 2018

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.

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 infornation/knowledge gap and take a stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

Bridging Information/Knowledge Gap to Run Digital Business

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??

Closing the Gaps of Enterprise’s Learning Capability Information abundance is one of the most important characteristics of the digital era. Being learning agile becomes one of the most important qualities for today’s digital leaders and professionals due to the abundance of information and shortened knowledge life cycle. In digital leading organizations, the division between 'working' and 'learning' is replaced by combining and integrating 'working, thinking and learning at the operational level, where people do the real work by unifying mind, heart, and hands. At the individual level, learning agility differentiates high potential from mediocre; at the organizational level, learning agility directly impacts on the top line business growth and the strategic capabilities such as change and innovation. So, how to close the gaps for improving the enterprise’s learning capability?

The Gaps between Knowledge and Wisdom? Intellectual transformation is the 'realization of 'knowledge to wisdom. Wisdom is not knowledge; one cannot have wisdom without knowledge, but one cannot substitute wisdom for knowledge as well. Knowing what you do not know is at the very least a large part of wisdom, and far too often sorely lacking in people. Wisdom is knowing the truth of it well enough as to be able to discern that from the choices, as to make the one choice that is seen as a wise choice. Then knowledge is the result of lessons we learned by exploitation of our wisdom! As wisdom encourages to keep on gathering facts and learning knowledge. Wisdom + Knowledge = Life Journey- a never-ending fact-discovery mission.

The gaps between knowledge and insight Insight is perception through multi-dimensional 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?

Digital Transformation: From Deficiency & Inefficiency to Proficiency and profundity? We are at the dawn of digital age with the exponential growth of information, continuous disruptions, tremendous changes, hyperconnectivity, and interdependence. When led effectively, organizations can take the path to the next level of business effectiveness, innovation, and maturity; when led without a clear vision or thoughtful planning, it means information overloading, further confusion, and business ineffectiveness. It does raise the bar for digital leadership as well. As transformative digital leaders, can you participate proactively, look optimistically and engage constructively toward needs to be able to recognize areas of deficiencies and inefficiencies, then ask the open questions such as “What if?” and 'How about...?' And lead your organization to reach the level of proficiency and profundity?

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