Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: The Digital Tastes of the Organization June 2018

Every forward-thinking organization is eager to build a creative workplace, but being innovative is the state of mind.

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today.

 The Digital Tastes of the Organization

What are your “Digital Taste” to Accelerate the Collective Progress? Many forward-looking organizations are at the inflection point of digital transformation. It implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted, such as mindset, talent, skills, capabilities, processes, and technologies, etc. Improving business maturity means that organizations have to move up from functioning to firm to delight, to achieve both high performance and high quality. Homogeneity, primitiveness, and stagnation are tedious and tasteless. Besides hardcore competency, digital leaders must have the great digital taste to build an ultra-modern digital organization and accelerate the collective human progress.

The Digital “Flavors” of Innovation: Digital innovation has a broader spectrum and the hybrid nature. Innovation comes in the variety of flavors and there are many opportunities in an enterprise to taste it. The companies who get the most from innovation effort have the right ambition, good leadership, and culture quintessential. The purpose of categorization and differentiation is not about separating and siloing these management disciplines but how to best link them together - across focusing on core activities to develop innovation competency and manage a healthy innovation portfolio in a structural way.

CIO’s Digital Agenda X - Running a Digital-Flavored IT? Majority of IT organizations today are still running at industrial speed, stick at the low or mid level of maturity, although technology is more often than not, the disruptive force for business and industry innovation, IT organizations seem to have a tendency to align with the slow changing parts of the organization, so how should CIOs prepare for the digital disruption and speed up accordingly? Here is the CIO’s Digital Agenda X with different flavors of digital IT (Part II)

What’s Your Digital Appetite? Many organizations are at the inflection point of digital transformation journey, either be a disrupter or being disrupted, digital makes the significant impact on every aspect of the business both horizontally and vertically, with increasing speed. Today’s businesses simply cannot stand still, if you do not move forward, you are already lagging behind. Re-imaging the future of business is exciting, however, reinventing the business to get digital ready takes both bold leadership vision and the right dose of digital appetite in order to unleash business potential and lead change and digital paradigm shift effortlessly.

What are salt and spices in your innovation management practices? Digital is the era of innovation. Talking about innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. But building a truly innovative organization takes guts, strategy, and implementation. Innovation happens when you change the game; you bring a different twist to what is currently established and perceived. Digital innovation has a broader spectrum and hybrid nature, it is the incremental improvement-evolutionary innovation- breakthrough innovation continuum. Every forward-thinking organization is eager to build a creative workplace, but being innovative is the state of mind. So, what are important elements to catalyze creativity? And what are salt and spices in innovation management practices?

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