Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Monthly Foresight: Perceive the Future via Multidimensional Views July 2019

 Re-imagining the future of business is exciting, but investigating the different path for unlocking business performance and potential needs to take a systematic approach. 

The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most wanted trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? How to lead to the digital future effortlessly?


Perceive Future via Multidimensional Views   

The “Zoom In, Zoom Out, & Diagnostic View” of Digitalization: Organizations’ digitalization is surely a transformation journey, as it has to permeate into business vision, strategy, communication, culture, and processes. etc. Before taking actions, start a deep observation to understand your business by capturing a multifaceted view. Cognition, resources, information, motivation, or complexity of each dynamic affect the pace of transformation and the timing of subsequent progress. Here is the “zoom in, zoom out, and diagnostic view” of digitalization.

Running a Future-Driven Digital Organization Digital organizations are the living systems which keep growing and maturing. Organization of the Future is an organization designed openly for anyone with ideas on how human organizations ought to be contrived in the face of the “VUCA” digital new normal, hyperconnectivity and fierce competition. Re-imagining the future of business is exciting, but investigating the different path for unlocking business performance and potential needs to take a systematic approach and develop it into a more solid form. 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.

Shaping a Holistic View -Seeing both Forest and Trees? Holistic thinking involves understanding a system by sensing its large-scale patterns and addressing the big picture. In terms of a holistic viewpoint,' one does often need to integrate different stereotyped or mechanistic viewpoints; it is the integration and searches for new viewpoints that are holistic. At times, when you only want to see things from your own point of view, see what you want to see, or hear what you want to hear, often you miss the point to understand the real problem holistically as well as how to solve it creatively or systematically. Here are three aspects of shaping a holistic view of digital transformation.

Gaining Insightful Understanding of Digital Characteristics The digital organization is a complex ecosystem with the blurring line between functions, organizations, and geographic locations. The forward-looking view of the organization is to determine what the future needs to look like, what the digitalization must look like, and how digital leaders can navigate digital new normal and thrive in the exponential digital era. How insightful digital leaders understand the digital characteristics and how skillful digital leaders swim in the rough sea of information will decide their leadership effectiveness and maturity.

What’s your System View of the World Both business and the world become over complex and interconnected, the linear thinking often applied in the industrial age seems to be too limited to see the intriguing and interwoven picture of the world. When we do the linear thinking, we do not see the impacts and consequences of our thinking and actions socially, environmentally, locally and globally. The systems thinker looks at their business as being part of a larger system, the socio-economic system, which is part of a larger system - the natural environment. So is a systems view of the world needed? How can this kind of thinking and perception become mainstream and promoted in such a way that it is adopted as a serious alternative to linear thinking?

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