Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/19/2019

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 6300+ 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.

A Digital Organization as an Organic System Digital means the exponential growth of information and abundance of knowledge. The current business paradigm is still dominantly rooted in the mechanistic understanding and framing of hierarchical organizational structures or silo functions. The organization of the future will be organically developed iterating and empowered by an intelligent organizational design that puts values and people before rules and roles. It will be organized as an organic system which is self-adapting, self-renewing, generates patterns, structures, business activities, and above all, creates novelty over time.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Corporate Board’s Priority and Responsibility Dec. 2019 Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals. Here are the multiple perspectives of shaping a strategic boardroom.

The Digital CIO’s “ Start Small & Think Big” Practices Information Technology plays a significant role in driving changes and weaving all crucial ingredients into business competencies. There is no one size fits all formula to run a highly effective digital IT, different IT organizations and enterprise as a whole are at a different stage of the business maturity. Thus, IT leaders have to keep up for improving IT return on investment and stepping up for enforcing IT leadership visibility. Here are a set of the digital CIO’s “Think big & start small” practices.

The Digital Organizational Design vs. Balance The purpose of organizational design is to improve the business maturity from functioning to firm to delight, and ultimately achieve the high-performance business result. High mature digital organizations integrate organizational design (OD) into the process design and organizational re-engineering for enabling employees doing their work productively and shape an interactive, dynamic, balanced and multidimensional ecosystem.

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: Streamline Multiple Business Cycles to Get Digital Ready Dec. 2019 The purpose of “Digital Fit: Manifest Future of Business with Multidimensional Fit“ is to share insight about multidimensional enterprise fit from digital characteristics, organizational structure, change, knowledge, and talent perspectives; evoke critical and paradoxical thinking about digital “fit vs. misfit,” spark healthy debates on how to define and develop true digital fit, and build a fitting working environment to inspire creativity and accelerate digital transformation.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking about the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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