Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Hybridity” Book Tuning: The “Digital Hybridity” Book Summary Aug. 2018

The purpose of the book “Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift” is to shed some light on how to strike the right balance of stability and changes; being transactional to keep spinning and being transformational to leap forward for making a seamless digital paradigm shift. Digital organizations should apply the hybrid management approach, focus on building a diverse, networked, and extended modern working environment in which the powerful digital platforms and computing technologies enable seamless conversations, delayer overly rigid organizational hierarchy, inspire idea sharing and brainstorming, and engage employees and partners to achieve the high-performance result.


The “Digital Hybridity” Book Summary   

The New Book "Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift" Introduction We are experiencing the major societal transformation from the industrial machine age with information scarcity to the digital era with information/knowledge/innovation abundance. The digital paradigm shift is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part, the environments in which we live, and the way how we perceive the multipolar digital world.

The New Book “Digital Hybridity” Introduction Chapter 1 The Hybrid Digital Organization? With the fast pace of changes, fierce competitions, and emerging digital technologies, companies large or small are brainstorming the next generation of organizational design, the next wave of digital changes, and the next step of business movement. The challenge facing business management will continue to be: “How to achieve the balance between “virtual worlds” and “human connection,” the “old way” and “new way” to do things; and how to shape a harmonized vision about business competency and build a customized business structure to enforce open communication and collaboration and run a hybrid digital organization.

The New Book “Digital Hybridity” Chapter 2: The Portmanteau Words to Reflect Digital Reality: Digital organizations are the complex ecosystem with the blurring line between functions, organizations and geographic locations. Digitalization doesn’t mean to just tear down all the old things in the previous era. In reality, it means how to strike the right balance between the new way and the old way; the best and the next practices. Here is a set of portmanteau hybrid words to convey the digital management principles and practices in running a high mature digital organization.

The New Book “Digital Hybridity” Chapter 3 The Hybrid Thinking Introduction The digital business is perceived as the future of the organization within the hybrid, networked, and extended modern working environment to empower workforce communication, sharing thoughts and ideas, engaging customers and partners to voice their concerns and feedback, and encouraging broader conversations and interactions with the business ecosystem. Therefore, digital leaders and professionals should learn how to leverage hybrid thinking which is a set of interdisciplinary and integrative thinking processes to manage a smooth digital paradigm shift by solving many of today’s complex problems that require strategic consideration, system intelligence, innovative approaches, and interdisciplinary understanding.

The New Book “Digital Hybridity” Chapter IV Introduction: The Hybrid Digital Management? The digital paradigm has many dimensional, it is like to solve a jigsaw puzzle with thousands of pieces, easy to get lost when trying to capture the big picture. Digital Management is a hybrid and holistic discipline with mixed management styles for managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working and running a high performance and high mature digital organization.

The New Book Chapter 5: The Hybrid Workforce Management Introduction Today the company workforce spans three or even four generations. Each with different leadership, communication, working or learning styles. Each generation is defined by a set of stereotypes, and in fact, that different ages and worldviews learn differently and through different media and methodologies. So, how can digital professionals belonging to different generations learn from each other to advocate the most advanced thinking, ideas, and viewpoint from different perspectives in order to lead their organizations, and fundamentally our society to the next level of the progression?

The New Book “Digital Hybridity” Conclusion: The Multitude of Digital Hybridity The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational and geographical borders in the business ecosystem. It is like the gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the real meaning and unleash its full potential. You cannot make a true digital paradigm shift without an in-depth understanding of the digital interconnectivity and embracing the multitude of digital hybridity.

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