Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Monthly Foresight: Running an Ultra-Modern Digital Organization Dec. 2018

The true digital advancement is about QUALITY, DELIGHT, SIMPLICITY, BRIGHTNESS, and INTELLIGENCE.

The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most wanted trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? How to run ultra-modern organization leading to the digital future effortlessly?

Running an Ultra-Modern Digital Organization

Three Aspects to Build an Ultra-Modern Digital Organization: The digital paradigm shift means radical change and leapfrog progress. It represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with its people, and fine-tune innovation as its major theme. The goal is to build an ultra-modern digital organization that has both clear digital vision and well-crafted digital strategy, accelerate business performance and maximize business potential via a systematic approach.

Three Insight about Digital ADVANCEMENT? Human history is an evolutionary journey to keep advancing economically, technologically, and sociologically. Advancement is about forward-thinking, progress, improvement, fresh knowledge, modernization while the opposite of advancement is primitivity, outdated concept/tradition, static mindset, negative behavior, etc. The modern society is a dynamic continuum with collective human progress. Real societal advancement is made through the work of progressive minds, update knowledge, and progressive activities. When the world is catching up with the most advanced mindsets, stepping into the further-looking perspective, aligned with a positive attitude, fitting into the new digital dynamic, and integrating into upward movements, it makes a LEAP of collective human progress. The true digital advancement is about QUALITY, DELIGHT, SIMPLICITY, BRIGHTNESS, and INTELLIGENCE.

Building an Ultramodern Board to Lead Digital Transformation At today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, organizations face both unprecedented opportunities to grow and hyper-competition or great risks to survive. Therefore, the corporate board as the top leadership team and governance body should become the advanced mastermind behind the digital transformation, to envision, inspire, influence, and innovate. Because the substances of leadership are all about vision, change, positive influence, and progression. The spirit comes from the top, an ultra-modern board can amplify leadership influence, advance the digital management mentality and lead digital transformation seamlessly.

Three Aspects to Run an “Ultra-Modern” IT Organization? We live in an information-enriched and the technology-empowered world, Every day more and more technologies affect the way we think, live, and work. Great opportunities, dangers, and disruptions are around every corner. However, many IT organizations seem to have a tendency to align with the slow changing parts of the organization, act as a controller, not an enabler. In order to make a leap of digital transformation, IT must become the strategic partner of the business, the trendsetter of the business advancement, and the catalyzer of the digital transformation. Here are three aspects to run an “ultra-modern” IT organization.

Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Advancement People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. “Hiring the right person for the right position at the right time,” is the mantra of many forward-thinking organizations. The advancement of an organization depends on how advanced its people are. But how can you assess people’s advancement? Is it only based on the advanced degree they got, an advanced title they hold? Or is it because they can play the latest gadgets or wear fashionable outfits? What are the right questions to lead thought-provoking understanding about the advancement of an individual, or an overall society?

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