Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Mentality Shift in Digital Transformation Jan. 2020

One of the most important perspectives of Change Management is to understand the psychology behind the change and how to keep digital fit from the mindset level. 

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.

Mentality Shift in Digital Transformation 

Visual Thinking vs. Design Thinking in Digital Transformation Fundamentally, the design is a creative process of turning imagination into reality. The forward-thinking leaders understand how things like design thinking can fundamentally change organizations and make a societal impact. To digitizing businesses, the overall design of the organization that matures itself requires very deliberate thoughts and actions, much like all stages of the business life cycle. Design Thinking turns out to be a discipline with strategic, cultural, personal implications, to make change delightful and solve critical problems radically.

The Three Differences between Digital Masters and Laggards Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, communication to process and capability both horizontally and vertically. The purpose of such radical digitalization is to make a significant difference in the overall levels of customer delight and achieve high performing business results and build a people-centric organization. But what are the fundamental difference between digital masters and laggards, how can companies fine-tune the important business elements such as people, process, and technology to unclog the bottleneck, accelerate digital transformation and improve the overall business maturity?

Leverage Critical Thinking to Make Change Management Inquiries Digital is all about rapid changes, blurred functional, business or industry territories, or expanded organizational horizons, It is a continuous journey to adapt to the new world of businesses, faster, always-on, hyper-connected, interdependent, and fiercely competitive. It’s important to leverage critical thinking to make Change Management inquiries. The following questions should be answered before any change is started, but they should also be validated and perhaps adjusted "every day" of the change journey as the current situation and its net value change. The insight-driven digital transformation can create synchronization of all functions running seamlessly.

How to Leverage Systems Thinking in Digital Paradigm Shift Just as the industrial revolution did a century and a half ago, the digital revolution is reshaping the way we live our lives and the way we work. It’s forcing a fundamental digital transformation of business and our society. Success in the digital world demands Systems thinking, the systematic approach to manage the business and the multi-disciplinary understanding of the digital business ecosystem.

Be Alert of the Three Opposites of “Digital Mentality” Many organizations are doing digital - applying some fancy gadgets or taking a few business initiatives. But very few are taking a holistic approach to go digital and be digital. The fundamental difference is the digital mind shift. One of the most important perspectives of Change Management is to understand the psychology behind the change and how to keep digital fit from the mindset level. This is related to a function of things such as basic mental framework, cognitive intelligence or emotional brilliance. Be alert of the following three opposites of “digital mentality.”

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