Friday, June 29, 2018

The New Book "100 Digital Pitfalls" Introduction

Organizations rise and fall, not on the quantum of plans and resources, but on the capabilities to lead and the ability to avoid pitfalls and overcome barriers on the way.

Digital makes the significant impact on how we think, live, and work. There is the mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos. We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of digital age, the path to the next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Therefore, it’s critical to identify, understand, and avoid pitfalls, discover strategic and predictive pathways to change, increase confidence, position a brand and leverage resources to make the digital paradigm shift effortlessly.

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The purpose of “100 Digital Pitfalls: How to Overcome Pitfalls on the Path of Going Digital” is to throw some light on how to identify, understand, and overcome common pitfalls on the digital journey, dig underneath the surface, and take a holistic approach to integrate both hard and soft elements for improving the long-term organizational competency and reaching the high-level of business maturity.

Chapter 1 Thinking Pitfalls: With increasing speed of change in the hyper-connected digital ecosystem, the static mindsets with “status quo” types of thinking, authoritarian attitude, and bureaucratic decision-making, are outdated, they become the pitfall on the journey of the digital paradigm shift. It takes both critical reasoning and out-of-the-box thinking to overcome thinking pitfalls.

Chapter 2 Change Pitfalls: Change will never be for its own sake, it is always for solving problems and making continuous improvement to achieve business “betterness.” By identifying and overcoming change pitfalls, either individual or organization can be well prepared to effectively and efficiently absorb and accept changes in all its forms for clearing the path and making a digital leap confidently.

Chapter 3 Innovation Pitfalls: For many, innovation is still serendipity, has an overall very low success rate. It is crucial to examine the causes of failure in innovation, the gaps and pitfalls on the way. The objective is to raise awareness of what’s needed to improve the probability of success and make the innovation journey more delightful.

Chapter 4 Performance Pitfalls: Building an evolving digital organization is to advocate the concept of “business as a whole is superior to the sum of pieces.” It is critical to avoid varying performance measurement pitfalls, ensure that digital performance measures are both qualitative and quantitative, implement whatever mechanisms you need to be able to gather the relevant information and make a holistic assessment by telling the full story objectively.

Chapter 5 Problem-Solving Pitfalls: Either individuals or businesses will be more successful when they realize that one of their greatest strengths will be their problem-solving capability. For humans to move to higher ground, we must have a different view, but share the common ground. It is important to focus on coordination and facilitation, avoid pitfalls, fill blind spots, and overcome barriers, in order to master problem-solving and lead a seamless digital paradigm shift.

The high mature digital masters are highly conscious of what’s happening in their environment, with the ability to adapt to change, grasp opportunities, and prevent risks. By overcoming fatal pitfalls, these organizations are well prepared to effectively and efficiently absorb and accept changes in all its forms and lead change confidently.

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The New Book "100 Digital Pitfalls" Introduction
“100 Digital Pitfalls” Introduction Chapter One: Thinking Pitfalls

The New Book “100 Digital Pitfalls” Introduction Chapter Two: Change Pitfalls
The New Book “100 Digital Pitfalls” Introduction Chapter Three: Innovation Pitfalls
The New Book “100 Digital Pitfalls” Introduction Chapter Four: Performance Pitfalls
The New Book “100 Digital Pitfalls” Introduction Chapter Five: Problem-Solving Pitfalls
The New Book “100 Digital Pitfalls” Conclusion: The Bumpy Road to Going Digital


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