Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Strengthening the Weakest Link in Digital Transformation Jan., 2019

Digitalization is driving unpredictability, demanding a more rapid deployment that can quickly adapt to the changes and adjust to the dynamic business conditions.

Digital Gaps -Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Business” is a guidebook to help digital leaders and professionals today identify, analyze, and mind multiple gaps with the multidisciplinary insight and holistic understanding. Today’s digital organization simply just can’t stand still., bridging the 'gap of opportunity' between where you are and want to become is a welcomed challenge, it is important to identify and strengthen the weakest link and take a stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

Strengthening the Weakest Link in Digital Transformation 

Strengthen The Weakest Links in Digital Transformation Digital transformation is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the digital ecosystem of which we are the part of the environments in which we live, and the way we think and solve problems. Either business or the world is transforming from siloed functions, the sum of pieces into a connected whole. Hyper-connectivity is the most critical digital characteristics. Hence, it is important to understand that digital business development is a multifaceted and holistic management discipline. It is the paradigm shift which takes a multidisciplinary approach. In practice, how to identify and strengthen the weakest links in order to drive the digital transformation seamlessly.

How to Strengthen IT from the weakest link to the business competency Many IT organizations today still get stuck in the lower level of maturity, they are perceived as the weakest link by their business partners due to the slow pace for changes, reactive mode to fix the things, and lack of innovative initiatives to make a difference. However, at the dawn of the Digital Era, the business leaders across industries claim they are in the Information Management businesses, and IT has to become a game changer. Because the “fixing symptom” mentality is complacent, short-sighted and too “ordinary,” so how to strengthen IT from the weakest link to business competency?

What’s the Weakest Link in Strategy Execution? A good strategy is beyond the well-designed template filled out with goal and vision, it should be more subject to challenges we face and provides an approach to overcome them, it’s executable. However, Complexity, uncertainty, disruptive changes, and interdependence are the new normal facing business today, more than two-thirds of strategy implementation fail to achieve the expected result. What’s the weakest link in strategy execution? And how to improve the effectiveness of strategy implementation?

Strengthen the Weakest Links to Get IT Digital Ready Digitalization is driving unpredictability, demanding a more rapid deployment that can quickly adapt to the changes and adjust to the dynamic business conditions. It requires IT to run as a business, becomes the business's revenue growth maker and the game changer for the digital transformation. IT has to strengthen its weakest links, build a set of cohesive capabilities, do more with innovation, and improve its organizational maturity to get digital ready.

Three Missing Links in Digital Transformation Digital Paradigm means holism, hyper-connectivity, interdependence, and integration. Digital transformation is not just a one-dimensional stretch, but a multi-dimensional expansion. The digital ecosystem expands when the digital business territories blur and the business communities broaden their scope and consume all sorts of resources. However, for those digital lagging organizations, the ecosystems have evolved without much attention of planning and having multiple missing links. So, to shift from "Doing Digital" to "Being Digital," the real challenge is to understand what are exactly those missing links, where and how you can and should connect all important dots, improve to get the biggest effect and scale up across the digital ecosystem effortlessly?

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