Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 1/25/2019

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5300+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master book series includes 27 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

Divergent Thinking and Creativity
Creativity is an innate ability to create novel ideas, divergent thinking is a thought process to generate many ideas and explore many possible solutions. Creativity is both innate and a skill. Creativity is a response to a stimulus and that individuals will manifest different thought processes and behavioral responses to that stimulus depending on their individual cognition and experiences. Developing creativity requires both self-awareness and internal motivation, divergent and convergent thought processes.

Five Trends to Shape Up the Digital Board Businesses large or small across the industrial sectors are on the long journey of the digital transformation. Metaphorically, the company is like a ship, the sea is the ecosystem environment, the old world is the past, and the new digital world is the future. The corporate board takes tremendous responsibilities for steering the business ship through uncharted water, so you don't have any choices but to change your sails to move forward in the right direction. The path for digital transformation can be iterative, evolutionary, revolutionary, or disruptive, can you predict the future trends and catch the upcoming tides, shape up the digital board for leading change confidently?

Running IT as "Digital Simplifier" IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. The business complexity has increased exponentially due to “VUCA” characteristics. By nature, technology is complex, and the information is overloading. However, the purpose and advancement of IT are not to complicate things, on the opposite, “Keep it Simple” is one of the most important principles to run digital IT. Because logically, simplifying the complicated thing is an optimal and smart choice, to make the business progress either for designing products, solving problems, or managing a high mature digital organization. Simplicity is the optimal level of complexity. Running IT as digital simplifier means or is related to too many things such as manageability, availability, scalability, flexibility, reliability, robustness, comprehensiveness, and responsiveness, etc.

The New Book “Quality Master” Quote Collection I This book Quality Master: The World Class Insight about Quality is not about discussing specific quality standards or techniques well adopted in different industries, but for sharing some insight on how to understand the multitude of quality attributes from different perspectives, recognize quality champions to inspire quality culture, set digital principles and develop the best and next digital quality management practices. Slideshare Presentation

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

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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