Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Gap-Minding Practices Jan. 2020

To run a thriving business, it is critical to identify and close the multitude of business gaps and build organizational competency to reach the business vision and achieve strategic business goals.

"Digital Gaps -Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Business” is a guidebook to help digital leaders and professionals today identify, analyze, and mind multiple gaps with the multidisciplinary insight and holistic understanding. Today’s digital organization simply just can’t stand still., bridging the gap of opportunity between where you are and want to become is a welcomed challenge, it is important to identify and strengthen the weakest link and take a stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

             Gap-Minding Practices 

How to Close Motivation Gap Motivation is not only about the feeling, but a combination of several emotions also describes the trajectory of behavior. All motivation is a form of consciousness. It gives you the energy to do everything that you must do. Motivation is the "cognitive momentum" that comes from consistently applying the habits congruent with the achievement of the goal. You are motivated to move away from something because it is painful and also move towards something which is inspiring.

How to Close Communication Gaps? Communication is the key to improve leadership effectiveness and modern management efficiency. However, communication is not just the soft discipline, it’s both an art and science. For example, there are communication gaps between management and employees, there’s “lost in translation” syndrome in cross-functional conversations, there are all sorts of miscommunication at the different levels of the organization, how to close communication gaps and overcome such challenges?

How to Identify and Close Business Capability Gaps The capability is the ability to do something. A capability is an ability that an organization, person, or system possesses for either problem solving or making a certain achievement. The corporate capability is the collective ability to implement strategy, innovation and make changes. The organization’s capabilities can be categorized into both competitive necessity and competitive uniqueness. Therefore, to run a thriving business, it is critical to identify and close business capability gaps and build organizational competency to reach the business vision and achieve strategic business goals.

How to Close Perception Gaps? Perception is one's interpretation of reality. It is as we see, observe and experience as defined by our mental "band-pass filters.”Perception is one's interpretation of reality, so it is very subjective and varies from person to person. When we are “mindful,” we not only see but also perceive; we not only live but also experience; this will have an effect on others and how we interact with the surrounding. But what are the gaps between perception and reality? How to overcome bias caused by prepositioned perceptions, how to close those perception-based gaps and make a positive impact on your surroundings?

Gap Minding Leadership Practices in Digital Boardroom Digitalization makes the business flatter and the world smaller because of its nature of hyper-connectivity and interdependence. Competition at the leading edge of business is also becoming fiercer at the age of digitalization and globalization. Thus, successful companies need to grow and innovation is no longer "nice to have," but must have business competency. The corporate board plays a critical role in setting policies for innovation and exemplifying leadership influence.

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