Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 9/13/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 5000+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The Digital Masterbook series includes 25 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

How to Develop the Digital Innovation Scenario With the overwhelming growth of information and continuous changes and disruptions, organizations just have to get used to the new normal and learn how to deal with them proactively. To stay competitive, innovation becomes the light every organization is chasing to overcome the challenges. However, innovation is overused and misused by many, obsessively filling all presentations. Sometimes innovation has even become a buzzword to the point that those who truly understand it cannot get the real message out through the "hype" and truly implement innovative changes. To develop innovation as the differentiated competency, companies must go beyond experimenting innovation and commit to taking a systematic scenario to explore innovation in its digital ecosystem for achieving high-value business results.

Broader, Deeper, and Bolder - How to Run a Highly Impactful Digital IT Organization? Information is the lifeblood of the modern business and technology is the disruptive force behind the digital transformation. Nowadays IT has a lot of things to leverage. Forward-looking businesses empower their IT organizations to lead changes and catalyze innovation. IT and business need to develop a true partnership and work to pursue the desired outcomes. To be the strategic business partner and make the high business impact, contemporary IT organization should become broader, deeper, and bolder in order to drive change and lead the digital paradigm shift seamlessly.

Digitizing Boardroom: Three Perspectives of Innovation Oversight and Governance Every organization is different, every innovation initiative is also unique, there’s no one size fitting all innovation practice, that makes innovation still be serendipitous for many organizations. Therefore, innovation governance is an important perspective to improve the innovation management success rate. Innovation needs a level of guidance, it has to deliver business objectives, it needs the right kind of governance to thrive. Innovation governance is to advocate, steer, and sustain innovation with the following perspectives.

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: In Pursuit of the Alternative Structures and Solutions Sep. 2018 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. But what are digital organizational traits, how to define digital fit and take a structural approach for digitalization?

How to Leverage System Understanding to Managing Change and Tunning Digital Organization Everything is all connected. There is flexibility, abstraction, and pliability in the concept of a system and system of systems. Businesses are systems. The digital organization is a complex ecosystem with the blurring line between functions, organizations, and geographic locations. To understand the digital business or the world as a complex adaptive system requires an understanding of how the things have come together, being 'built,” as well as how to leverage the system understanding for fine-tuning the business to get digital ready.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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