Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Sorting Critical Puzzle Pieces of Digital Transformation Nov 2019

A digital organization demonstrates the vivid shape, texture, and architecture, brings greater awareness of the intricacies and the systemic value of organizational systems, business process, people dynamics, resource alignment, and technological touches.

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational and geographical borders in the business ecosystem. It is like a gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the real meaning and unleash its full potential. You cannot make a true digital paradigm shift without an in-depth understanding of the digital interconnectivity and embracing the multitude of digital maturity.

Sorting Critical Puzzle Pieces of Digital Transformation 

Three Critical Puzzle Pieces of the Digital Transformation Game Leaders Must Learn to Play Well The digital paradigm shift is inevitable, the ultimate goal of running a successful enterprise is to achieve high-performance business results and reach high-level organizational maturity. Digital organizations need to keep evolving, renewing, and achieving the state of dynamic balance. Here are three critical puzzle pieces of long-term game the digital leaders must learn to play well in order to build differentiated business competencies and develop solid pillars to shape a high mature digital business.

How to Build a Lego-Like Digital Organization Digital paradigm means hyperconnectivity, interdependence, and integration. With rapid changes and fierce competition, organizations just have to keep evolving, ride above learning curves and uprising waves. The dynamic digital organizations need to get away from letting things fall apart and start to learn how to develop the lego-like digital organization by creating “integrated wholes,” and get digital ready with the accelerated speed.

Incorporate Both Ends and Means to Build a High Mature Digital Organization The digital paradigm shift is multidimensional expansion and interdisciplinary management practice. The information technology, process, capability and culture tuning, etc, are all tactics to expand both horizontally and vertically, get the organization from here to there for managing a seamless digital transformation. High mature organizations are incorporating both ends and means, moving solidly from doing digital by applying digital technologies to going digital and being digital confidently.

The Vivid Shape, Texture, and Architecture of Digitally Mature Organization?
With rapid changes and frequent disruptions, organizations need to possess certain digital characteristics and capabilities such as responsiveness, speed, flexibility, and adaptability to survive. They have to develop and deliver products and services with consistent quality to their customers and stakeholders while continually maintaining or improving their competitive advantage. A digital organization demonstrates the vivid shape, texture, and architecture, brings greater awareness of the intricacies and the systemic value of organizational systems, business process, people dynamics, resource alignment, and technological touches.

The Tide, Wave, and Ripple Effect of an evolving digital organization Change is the new normal. The speed of change is increasing, to put simply, change itself changes. Change Management also turns out to be more complex. Digitalization is all about the exponential growth of information, rapid speed of changes, hyperconnectivity and interdependence. The emergence of potential opportunities for exploiting digitization is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern as the pervasiveness of an organization's digitization journey increases. The digital ecosystem has also become more complex and dynamic. Therefore, today’s digital leaders need to understand the tide, wave, and the ripple effect of an evolving digital organization in order to manage changes seamlessly.

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