Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Monthly “100 Digital Rules” Book Tuning: Less is More Nov. 2018

A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance and guide through changes and digital transformation.

The purpose of “100 Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines to Explore Digital New Normal is to establish digital principles and update business policies that can be applied holistically and guide the digital transformation systematically. Digital rules are based on a set of fundamental beliefs behind the methodologies and they help to shape mindsets behind behaviors. Digital rules encourage mindfulness, authenticity, creativity, inclusiveness, and discourage static thinking, silo, and bureaucracy, help to accelerate collective human progress.

                         Less is More

Three Digital Trends: “Less is More”? Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable. The digital world is dynamic, nonlinear, uncertain, and volatile. As we all know the only "Certainty" or a "Constant" is "CHANGE." Uncertainty is a given, just as it has always been and always will be. Digital makes the business flatter and the world smaller because of its nature of hyper-connectivity and interdependence.

Digital Management Principle: "Less is More" Modern businesses become over-complex every day, they also add to such eco-system complexity! If we accept it is complex, somewhat unpredictable or not completely predictable, we have to accept uncertainty. Uncertainty comes with complexity. Simplicity vs complexity is an age-old dilemma even in English Grammar! Logically, simplifying the complicated thing is an optimal and smart choice either for running the business or solving a problem. "Less is more." So, what are the principles to follow in pursuit of just right simplicity?

The Best Enterprise Architecture: “Less is More” Enterprise may need to follow the same mantra: “Less is More”, Enterprise Architecture survey reveals that it is unlikely that only one enterprise architecture framework will provide a complete solution. Two-thirds of respondents have developed a hybrid framework, with about one third indicating that they use more than one framework.

Improving IT maturity via Practicing “More & Less” As technology influences every aspect of the business and the CIO continues to become a critical and integral member of the C-suites, IT holds the key to make the company more competitive and successful in the long-term. In reality, business opportunities and risks coexist, disruptions, roadblocks, and pitfalls are around every corner. IT leaders must develop their own set of best and next practices for adapting to the business new normal. Here are three pairs of “More & Less” practices to overcome barriers to improving IT performance and digital maturity.

How to Apply Simplicity Principle in Change Management Change is simply a shift from the “Old Way - Chaos - New Way.” Simplicity is a behavioral attitude to see things as and what and where they are and be content and cool as it is. Philosophically, simplicity is the source of complication, and complications are the source of simplicity. Often human cannot live the life with simplicity and keep making it complicated. So does Change Management. Can we make change simpler?

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