Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Best “Sophistication” Quotes of “Digital Master” Sep. 2019

Sophistication often implies intelligence, profundity, uniqueness, urban fit, and multidimensional understanding.

"Digital Master” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape a game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of “Sophistication” quotes in “Digital Master.

1 Sophistication is an interesting word which is different from complexity. Complexity which often describes the things or systems, can be managed and optimized from a technical perspective. And sophistication which describes either a person or a thing via the multidisciplinary lens needs to be cultivated with both soft touches and hard disciplines.

2 In today’s “VUCA” digital new normal, leadership and management practices are sophisticated. Sophistication often implies intelligence, profundity, uniqueness, urban fit, and multidimensional understanding.

3 From survival instincts to thriving sophistication, it’s not a quantitative accumulation, but a digital quantum leap.

4 Digital leadership sophistication is crucial in complex problem solving, understanding context is often the first and important step in leadership perception, create the relevant context to make a more lasting solution, not just fixing the symptoms.

5 The emphasis of leadership sophistication is on trying to determine which competencies or capabilities should be used in which combinations, and with what level of weight for each, for every different situation, in order to improve leadership effectiveness

6 Sophistication is also about the multi-dimensional competencies to formulate creative, unconventional alternatives or solutions to resolve problems, to show versatility and flexibility in response to unpredictable or unanticipated circumstances.

7 All businesses have certain capabilities, what matters is digital capability sophistication (hard to copy, uniqueness, complexity) and maturity (efficiency, effectiveness, and agility).

8 Decision making is one of the most important and sophisticated activities for business leaders and professionals today, and at the strategic level, the outcome of decision making will directly make an impact on the survival or thriving of the business.

9 Digital Ecosystems generally do not ‘think’ in the way we understand thinking; ecosystems are complex systems, behaving by way of interactions among the various constituents, it follows from this hypothesis that sophistication appeared rather suddenly within the history of human evolution.


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