Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: The Digital Themes of High Mature Digital Organizations Nov. 2019

 The digital rhythm is the business’s progressive movement with the harmonized workforce, synchronized activities, and patterned digital system woven by Information Technology.

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.

The Digital Themes of High Mature Digital Organizations 

Five Digital Themes of High Mature Digital Organization With increasing speed of changes and exponential growth of information, today’s companies need to be organized in running with quantum speed. It means that the organizations have to embed digital across the organization, expand to every dimension of the company, to emphasize communication, participation, relationships, and realize that they have to renew themselves periodically to cope with change effectively. Here are the five digital themes of the high mature digital organization.

Running a High-Performance Digital Organization with Digital Rhythm In music, rhythm is the movement with the harmonized or patterned recurrence of a beat. It is the combination of melody and rhythm makes the music theme recognizable. In business, digital organizations today must adapt to changes and stay focus; the digital rhythm is the business’s progressive movement with the harmonized workforce, synchronized activities, and patterned digital system woven by information & technology, to run a high-performance digital powerhouse with the abundance of energy, well-balanced business elements, and steadfast pace, to gain sustainable advantage.

Three “HYPER” Characteristics of Digital Organizations
The digital shift means change. It represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with the customer at the center of its focus, and innovation as its major theme. Digital organizations become always on and interdependent, they are the switches in the expanded business ecosystem, to keep information flow, knowledge flow, and therefore the business world flow. Here are three “Hyper” characteristics of the digital organization.

The Signature Themes of Digital IT Organization With information technology permeates into every corner of the organization, IT can no longer just hide in the corner to be a cost center and play background music only, IT needs to be the core of most parts of the business today and must, therefore, be visible and present all the time. To keep IT relevant, CIOs are expected to constantly propose new ideas and challenge the status quo. Every IT organization needs to tailor their own circumstances, make an objective SWOT assessment, build its own strength and demonstrate their signature themes.

Three Characteristics of Digital Organizations Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted so that simply adopting a new digital technology may not be sufficient. You have to transform the company's underlying functions, processes, and cultures, and organization as a whole with adjusted digital speed. Otherwise, companies will begin a decline from its previous good performance. More specifically, what are the characteristics of digital organizations, and can you make an objective self-assessment of whether your organization is a Digital Master or a laggard?

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