Monday, August 17, 2020

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: "Fit & Misfit" of Digital Transformation Aug. 2020

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 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.


   “Fit & Misfit” of Digital Transformation

Tuning Key Elements to Keep Digital Fit Digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. It makes a profound impact from the specific function to the business as a whole and the entire digital ecosystem. Digital exploration is all about planning, investing, designing, developing, operating, consolidating, integrating, optimizing, and orchestrating. Here are five crucial business factors organizations have to continue tuning in order to keep digital fit and drive transformative changes successfully.

Misfitting Mindset: 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.”

Assess Digital Fitness to Maximize It Organizations are moving from doing digital by experimenting with some digital technologies to going digital through expanding to all dimensions for a holistic digital transformation. Digital transformation is now affecting all aspects of digital business management within and around the organizational ecosystem, business models, processes, and people development. Performance assessment is a common practice to evaluate digital fitness in order to maximize it.

Three Causes to Organizational FragileThe world is constantly changing, and digital is all about flow- information flow, idea flow, and business flow. The organization has different functions, structures, layers, and systems. When the company seems to get stalled, the workplace is stale, and the organization turns to be fragile, business management must ask the big "WHY" question, dig into the root causes, and ponder how to fix critical issues to run a dynamic digital organization with the steadfast speed.

The Excellence of Silo: Is It the Building Block or the Roadblock to Achieve Digital Excellence Silo is perhaps one of the most paradoxical symptoms in running the business in the industrial era. There are different definitions of the silo, by nature, it’s about isolation. The segmenting or sectioning of work by knowledge, skills, or type, etc, it is a necessary component of complex work or large workplaces. However, silo often causes miscommunication and reduces a sense of belonging and connection to the organization's larger mission. As we are stepping into the hyperconnected digital new normal, business leaders need to ask themselves and others: Is the excellence silo the building block or the roadblock to achieving holistic digital excellence?

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