Monday, June 17, 2019

The Monthly “100 Digital Rules” Book Tuning: Setting Principles to Drive Digital Transformation June 2019

A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance and guide through changes and digital transformation.

The purpose of “100 Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines to Explore Digital New Normal “ is to establish digital principles and update business policies that can be applied holistically and guide the digital transformation systematically. Digital rules are based on a set of fundamental beliefs behind the methodologies and they help to shape mindsets behind behaviors. Digital rules encourage mindfulness, authenticity, creativity, inclusiveness, and discourage static thinking, silo, and bureaucracy, help to accelerate collective human progress.


Setting Principles to Drive Digital Transformation

Applying Strategic Thinking Principles to Drive Digital Transformation? In the digital era, any business can be at risk for survival at any minute due to continuous digital disruptions and change as the new normal with a faster pace and broader spectrum. Digital leaders and professionals must be comfortable with “VUCA” reality, apply strategic thinking principles to broaden their outlook, envision the bigger picture, keep the end in mind in order to drive digital transformation in a structural way.

Follow “LESS is More” Principle to Drive Digital Transformation The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. It represents a break from the past, with a high level of impact and complexity. It needs to take an overarching approach that has to dig underneath the surface of businesses for integrating both hard and soft critical business elements into differentiated organizational competency and follow the “Less is more” principle to improve, innovate, and harmonize for reaching the next level of the organizational maturity.

Three Measurement Principles to Accelerate Stellar Business Performance Enterprise Performance management is a holistic management discipline involving development, enablement, and enhancement. One of the biggest pitfalls for performance measurement is about measuring the “part” with ignorance of the “whole.” Thus, outcome-based measurement practices are important to focus on the performance of the entire organization by taking a multidimensional approach to connect all important dots with multifaceted perspectives. In practice, the more meaningful and important the thing you want to assess, the harder it is to measure objectively. Here are three measurement principles to accelerate steller business performance.

The CIO as “Rule Maker”: Setting Principles to Run Digital IT? Organizations today are in the middle of a sea change. As technology is often the disruptive force and information is the gold mine of the business, CIOs are absolutely vital to lead change. The journey of digitalization often have to work cross boxes instead within the box, explore broader as well as dive deeper; break down silos or overly restricted organizational hierarchy if necessary, and reinvent IT as the trustful business partner. Therefore, digital CIOs shouldn’t just follow the outdated rule or the best practices, but know how to set digital principles and guidelines, empower people to evolve, innovate, and accelerate, develop the next practices for running a high-performance digital IT organization.

Setting Digital Rules to Guide Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is rarely a straight line. It is all about interaction, incrementalism, and innovation. The journey is far more important than the destination. Digital organizations have to adapt to the continuous changes and are able to follow digital principles, revise business rules, reconfigure organizational structures and change their own behaviors for its adaptation to environmental changes and business dynamic, to get digital ready.

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