Sunday, December 30, 2018

Year-End Summary: The Most Popular Blogs about Digital Transformation 2018

The emergence of potential opportunities for exploring and exploiting digitization is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern as the pervasiveness of an organization's digitization journey increases. 


Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; they have both clear digital vision and well-crafted digital strategy; they are courageous to be in the vanguard of digital transformation with a quantum lead. But they also proactively develop more advanced and unique digital capabilities step-by-step and build a digital premium into their very foundation of business, such as digital thinking, culture, agility, intelligence, and structure, and they achieve high performing results through strong digital governance discipline and reach its zenith as the digital world continues to expand and diversify.
          


  The Most Popular Blogs about Digital Transformation 2018


The Tide, Wave, and Ripple Effect of an evolving digital organization? Change is the new normal. The speed of change is increasing, to put simply, change itself changes. Change Management also turns out to be more complex. Digitalization is all about the exponential growth of information, rapid speed of changes, hyperconnectivity and interdependence. The emergence of potential opportunities for exploring and exploiting digitization is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern as the pervasiveness of an organization's digitization journey increases. The digital ecosystem has also become more complex and dynamic. Therefore, today’s digital leaders need to understand the tide, wave, and the ripple effect of an evolving digital organization in order to manage changes seamlessly.

Softening the “Hard” to Accelerate Digitalization Organizations across the industrial sectors are on the journey of digitalization. Being “digital ready” goes beyond just applying the latest digital technology, it is a holistic effort and multifaceted discipline to touch every aspect of the business. There are many tangible and intangible variables to decide the ultimate success of business transformation. The purpose of such radical digitalization is to make a significant difference in improving organizational effectiveness, responsiveness, performance, and maturity. There is the need to “harden the soft or intangible business factors,” as well as the demand to “soften the hard business factors” in order to lead change frictionlessly and make a digital leap effortlessly.

The Digital Readiness of Organizations We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of digital age, the path to the next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Most organizations have a mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos, the old way and the new way to do things, etc. Therefore, evaluating the digital readiness of the business is important to allow room for adjustments and keeping the organization dynamic and informative, in order to manage a high mature business.

How to Create Digital Synergy for Running a High Mature Digital Organization? Digital organizations are like the living systems that can self-renew in thriving as high-performance businesses. it means to have thought-out planning, but also take calculated risks and adapt to the emergent changes with speed. Digital businesses and their people learn through their interactions with the environment, to keep knowledge flow as well as business flow. But more specifically, how to create synergy and run a highly responsive and high mature digital organization?

Five Stages from “Doing Digital” to “Being Digital”? Organizational digitalization is not just about using the latest technology gadgets or applying fancy tools. At the high maturity level, organizations have to stretch out in every business dimension for driving the full-fledged digital transformation. There are a couple of evolutional ecosystems stages businesses have to experience in order to ride above the learning curve and move up the business maturity from “Doing Digital,” to “Being Digital.”


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