Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Monthly “Digital Hybridity” Book Tuning: Balance Art and Science in Digital Management Jan 2019

 Digital management becomes less mechanical and more organic, with mixed disciplines of art and science.

The purpose of the book “Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift is to shed some light on how to strike the right balance of stability and changes; being transactional to keep spinning and being transformational to leap forward for making a seamless digital paradigm shift. Digital organizations should apply the hybrid management approach, focus on building a diverse, networked, and extended modern working environment in which the powerful digital platforms and computing technologies enable seamless conversations, delayer overly rigid organizational hierarchy, inspire idea sharing and brainstorming, and engage employees and partners to achieve the high-performance result.

        Balance Art and Science in Digital Management

Is Digital Management More Art or Science  Management is about the coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined business goals. Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials, and money. According to the management guru Peter Drucker (1909-2005), the basic task of management includes both marketing and innovation. Management consists of the interlocking function of creating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing an organization’s resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy. The business world has shifted from industrial age to information age, now in the digital era, the fundamental of management concept is still the same. However, with the speed of change and advance of technology, the digital business is always on and hyperconnected, has digital management become less mechanical and more organic? Is management more art or science nowadays?

CIO as "Chief Insight Officer": Is IT Management a Science or an Art? IT management success directly impacts the organization’s bottom line efficiency and top-line growth, especially large, complex IT-led business initiatives, which have a very low success rate to reach customer expectation. So what’re the root causes, and is IT management science or art?

How to Integrate the Art and Science of Creativity into the Organization: We are all born to be creative, and today’s knowledge workforce has an absolutely scientific trait as well. You can no longer afford to just talk about creativity and innovation; you must do it. You have to walk the talk and shape the working environment to inspire the purpose and unleash the genius of your employees. But how can you effectively integrate the art and science of creativity and innovation into the teams and organizations?

The Art and Science of Decision-Making Both the art of intuition and the science of analytics have the role to play in making wise decisions. Both business and the world become over-complex, hyper-connected, extremely uncertain and ambiguous than ever, making effective decisions is both art and science. There are blind spots which block the vision and there are pitfalls on the way. What are philosophy and practices to improve decision making effectiveness and optimize the overall business maturity?

The Art and Science of Enterprise Framework? The business framework provides guidelines, checklists, standards, processes, "do & don't" as well as tools and building blocks to define and develop business artifacts. An enterprise framework containing fully developed methodologies ensures that the framework, when used by multiple persons on the same or different teams, produces a set of object instances that are reliable, repeatable, and fully distinguishable.

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