Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: How to Drive a Smooth Digital Transformation June 2019

Going digital is about discovering the unique path to take the adventure for reaching a well-defined vision by exploring new possibilities.

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. 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. Digital leaders must realize that you cannot wait until there is an immediate pressing task, continuous adaptability is necessary in an ever-changing world, in order to run a future-driven digital organization.

     How to Drive a Smooth Digital Transformation  

Three Tough Questions Digital Leaders need to Ponder for Driving a Smooth Digital transformation The pervasive digital technology and exponential growth of information bring unprecedented opportunities and risks, many organizations are like to explore digital by following nonlinear patterns with accelerated speed. They have to strike the right balance between chaos and order, innovation and process, change and stability, etc. Business leaders need to ask tough questions, clarify the goals, and identify pitfalls on the way. At the high level of maturity, organizations have to stretch out in every business dimension for driving the full-fledged digital transformation.

Taking Three Dedicated Efforts to Accelerate Digital Transformation?  Digital disruptions are frequent and unstructured, businesses leaders just have to get used to the new normal, learn how to deal with them smoothly, The digital organization is a dynamic system which needs to continue evolving and adapting, be able to identify the critical spot to scale up, take a systematic approach to develop business strengths and adapt to the “VUCA” characteristics of the dynamic business world. Here are three dedicated effort to improve organizational maturity and accelerate digital transformation.

Make Stride Toward Digital Transformation by Avoiding Three Traps Change is overwhelming. There are all sorts of changes - positive changes, negative changes, incremental changes and disruptive changes, change as a response to changing external conditions and changes that are initiated because of internal factors. Change you want and change that is forced upon you. Some change is inevitable and another change is elective. Sometimes change is the problem, sometimes lack of change is the problem, sometimes the lack of clarity to discern the difference is the problem. Therefore, change is complex and overall speaking, change management has a very low success rate. Forward-looking organizations across the vertical sectors are on the journey of strategy-driven digital transformation; it means that the company needs to reinvent itself, change to the fundamental business model, culture, or other critical business factors for reaching the next level of organizational growth and maturity. It's a thorny journey, how to make a stride toward the seamless transformative change by avoiding traps and pitfalls on the way?

Trending the Digital Path via Bold Experimentation The emergence of potential opportunities for exploring digital is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern with the faster speed and pervasiveness of information technology. Going digital is about discovering the unique path to take the adventure for reaching a well-defined vision by exploring new possibilities, experimenting with better ways to do things, refining information into business insight, and developing the unique business competency.

Seeing is Believing: Three Visualization Practices to Lead Digital Transformation? Digital transformation is a long journey, the path to digital can be iterative, evolutionary, revolutionary, or disruptive. Seeing is believing, one picture is worth a thousand words, all being said, the digital organization needs to be painted into the big picture, capture big insight, create effective visualization in order to enforce communication and improve manageability to catalyze large scale of changes such as digital transformation.

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