Thursday, August 30, 2018

Awakening the Digital Superconsciousness to Make the Paradigm Shift

The digital leaders today need to gain the multitude of “digital awareness” and be able to look ahead and identify the certain trends in their industry.

Either individually or collectively, the “consciousness” about our own potentials is changing the way we see ourselves, our roles in a community: a team or a company. Digital transformation is a journey, the increasing pace of technological advances and exponential growth of information have clearly impacted the nature and scope of opportunity that the business could ever experience and risks the business exposes to. Is it possible that at some points on the digital journey we all experience so-called digital “super-consciousness,” with the transcendent movement to reach the next level of the business maturity and collective progress?

Awaken information consciousness: In this digital information age, there isn't really much of an enterprise without the massive oceans of information that flows through the enterprise, at any given split second. Information is raw material when you manipulate the raw material in meaningful ways, the business is to make the shift from the unconscious mode for keeping the wheel spinning to the conscious or even superconscious mode to achieve the higher performance business results. Technology allows for the capture, manipulation, and presentation of data, Information Management system helps to process and analyze information. The organizational consciousness can be gained through information management lifecycle as the massive volumes of data and information need to be collected, categorized, sliced, diced, mapped, and refined into the valuable knowledge and business insight for either making tough decisions and complex problems. Information also brings about business ideas, and business ideas generate lots of information as well. Thus, organizations with information consciousness are highly responsive, highly intelligent, and highly innovative.

Awaken change consciousness: The digital era mean increasing pace of changes. Thus, it’s imperative to awaken the changing consciousness of the people. The manual change is fragile and often temporary. it usually occurs at the behavior level. The human element of change entails a people-centric approach to change management style, starting from relations between people, with incremental change consciousness. From Change Management perspective, awakening change consciousness means understanding the psychology behind the change and solving problems at the mindset level in order to have a ripple effect for changes. It means change management needs to be in sync with people, and awakening their consciousness about changes. To understand the business or the world as a complex adaptive system requires an understanding of how things have come together, being 'built,' as well as why change is needed. Either at the individual or the organizational level, to self-renew and create a positive change tomorrow, you need to start today understanding self. The transformative change needs to deprogram the old mindset, and update new knowledge; let go of the “voice from the past,” and connect the hearts and the minds of people; collectively, having the change consciousness to create the paradigm shift.

Awakening the ecosystem consciousness: The digital ecosystem is dynamic, hyperconnected and expansive, it expands when the components broaden their community scopes and expand their business territories. The organizations are like the switch connected to the dynamic ecosystem which is controlled by both internal and external factors. For many, the ecosystems have evolved without much attention or planning. To effectively respond to the new dynamic, organizations need to awaken the ecosystem consciousness, start thinking about ways to influence their ecosystems and create new revenue streams while becoming more responsive and innovative. Those highly scalable digital organizations can expand and amplify their influence with the ability to co-create in a digital ecosystem - treat customers, channel partners, vendors, and other industry ecosystem participants as active agents, and build new experiences and expand its impact. With the ecosystem consciousness, resources should be managed at the level of the ecosystem, rather than managing individual pieces, to improve business effectiveness. From innovation management perspective, the dynamic ecosystem explicitly seeks to create a flexible environment where people can grow, and business focuses on dynamic resources management. Instead of being rigidly grouped around a specific business, ecosystems draw together mutually supportive companies from multiple industries that collectively seek to create differentiated offerings and capture value they could not reach alone.

The enterprise consists of an amalgam of socio-systems, techno-systems, bio-systems, and econo-systems. Understanding that real-world development is multifaceted. The digital leaders today need to gain the multitude of “digital awareness” and be able to look ahead and identify the certain trends in their industry. They should have strong “digital consciousness,” to sense emergent opportunities, predict potential risks; have a strong understanding of what the business does, how it does it, and how it could be better, with a clear goal to achieve high performance and unleash business potential.


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