Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Monthly “Dot Connections” Connecting Dots to Build Digital Workforce July 2018

Organizations need to pay more attention to creating shared and admirable goals and then encourage the teams to compete and collaborate as they deem fit.

The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Organization of the Future is an organization designed openly for anyone with ideas on how human organizations ought to be contrived in the face of the strategic imperatives of the digital era. The work is not the place you go, but a live organization and an experiment lab you can connect the future dots.


Connecting Dots to Build Digital Workforce

Complimentary Team vs. Competitive Team - How to Build a High-Performing Team? Digital businesses are hyper-connected and interdependent; the nature of team is also shifting from homogeneous setting into heterogeneous characteristic; the further debate is: Complimentary team or competitive team, which can build more trust and achieve the high-performing result? What's the strategy and tactics to improve digital fitness and shape a high mature digital master?

Improving your Weakness vs. Growing your Strength? Today’s digital workforce is facing many challenges, as information is only a few clicks away, but the knowledge life cycle is significantly shortened, you have to de-learn and relearn all the time. So how to hone your skill set and manage your career path more proactively? How to manage your energy and time more effectively? Improving your weakness vs. growing your strength, which one shall you focus on?

Knowledge Management: Culture vs. Structure Today’s digital workforce has to learn, de-learn and re-learn all the time, as on one hand, information is only a few clicks away; on the other hand, the knowledge life cycle is significantly shortened, hence, knowledge management becomes a strategic imperative for business information management and talent management as well. However, culture vs. structure, which one is more important from the knowledge management perspective?

Organizational Purpose vs. Employee Purpose Organizational purpose is the most crucial element in determining the fate of any organization! The difference between thriving and struggling organizations is their understanding of what their true purpose is and what it can do. What is your organization's purpose? Is it in alignment with employees’ purpose? You would be surprised at the number of individuals within organizations that have no idea what the organization's purpose is.

Digital Shift: From a Classic Management to A Holistic Management Style: In the industrial era, the majority of organizations have been operated via such classic management, which is based on a tacit assumption that organizations can be compared to machines. Consequently, divide-and-conquer strategies are promoted both in organizational design as well as task responsibility or accountability distribution. As Peter Drucker stated: classic management is about doing things right, it isn’t about doing the right things… that’s leadership.

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