Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/5/2019

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 6200+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.


System Thinking vs. Design Thinking Systems Thinking is important for the management to understand the interconnectivity between parts and the whole. It provides the tools and methodologies to define problems under uncertainty and offers a better and more accurate understanding of the overall business and its ecosystem. To improve the organizational maturity from functioning to delight, design is largely considered a byproduct of solid engineering discipline with an artistic touch, not just about wire frame or visual delight, As an organization's maturity about design increased, design moves from a superficial afterthought to a type of advanced thinking and real competitive business advantage.

The Digital Corporate Board’s Top Priorities and Responsibilities
The corporate directorship is the leadership discipline to steer the organization in the right direction. Whereby the BoD assumes the dual role of guidance and governance steering, whilst leaving the day-to-day leadership/management process in the hands of the C-level executives. The new breed of BoD as the directorial role should be able to think outside the box, bring a fresh viewpoint to pinpoint the possible blind spots and improve leadership maturity. Here is a set of digital corporate board’s top priorities and responsibilities.

Three Aspects of IT Performance Measurement With constant changes and frequent disruptions, highly effective IT leaders have to be prepared to constantly realign technology against the enterprise's business needs and measure things really matter to the organizational success. The art and science of IT management are to optimize its usage, achieve business value, and develop long term business competency. Measuring modern IT performance is no longer a single management discipline to measure efficiency anymore, it takes a cross-disciplinary approaches to measure IT effectiveness, profitability, transformability, and innovation. Here are three aspects of IT performance measurement.

Three Types of Enterprise Properties to Shape a High Mature Digital Organization Digital businesses become more dynamic and hyperconnected, organizations have to enable the desirable business property, either being called synergy or ongoing capability because they are the business competency and key differentiator to build high-performing digital businesses. Here are three types of enterprise properties to shape a high mature digital organization.

The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Digital Innovation Ecosystem Dec. 2019 Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities. Talking about innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time. However, there are a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Innovation is not serendipity, but a discipline.

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