Monday, August 10, 2020

The Monthly “Digital Gaps” Book Tuning: Gap-Minding to Shape an Innovative Organization Aug. 2020

Nowadays, innovation is perhaps the only way of applying creativity systematically in real life and running the business to win over competitions. 

"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 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 step-wise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.

           Gap-Minding to Shape an Innovative Organization

Gap-Minding Practices for Shaping an Innovative Organization? Nowadays, businesses are steadily moving into the digital era with the very characteristics of hyper-connectivity and interdependence. The path to building an innovative organization won’t be straight or flat, there’s bumps or curves, roadblocks and pitfalls on the way. It is imperative to transform the traditional process-driven silo management flavor to a people-centric digital management style by closing digital leadership blind spots and modern management gaps.

Human Capital Gaps and Investment Knowledge workforce changes each day, they grow, learn, develop, and mature. They are not human cost or resource only but human capital which needs to be invested in continuously. Theoretically, human capital is the "big umbrella" concept that could include people, processes, systems related to employees. It is the knowledge, skills, and abilities that add value to an organization. Without value then, how can your people truly be considered a part of "capital."

Five Roadblocks Enlarge Innovation Gaps In the rapidly evolving businesses and economic systems, innovation in the digital era is coming at seemingly much faster pace, it is critical for firms' survival and thriving. Innovation management also becomes very complex, actually many think that digitalization enlarges thinking and innovation gaps because different individuals, functions, and organizations evolve, change and ride the learning curve with varying speed. Nowadays, innovation is perhaps the only way of applying creativity systematically in real life and running the business to win over competitions. Here are five roadblocks that enlarge innovation gaps.

Closing Creativity Gaps in Problem-Solving The business world becomes overcomplex and hyperconnected, problem-solving also turns out to be increasingly challenging. Many think the lack of in-depth problem-solvers is a significant problem for the world. Problem-solving is not just about fixing the things, it is also important to remove the potential obstacles on the way or prevent the risks from the serious problems happening. Problem-solving is a mindset with curiosity, self-inclusiveness, creativity, and progression. Creativity is about connecting the dots. Unless there is a problem there is no creativity. But how to close creativity gaps in problem-solving?

The New Book “Unpuzzling Innovation” Introduction Chapter 7 Innovation Gaps and Pitfalls Innovation is the light every forward-looking organization is pursuing. However, for most businesses, innovation is still serendipitous, not so many people like innovation, because innovation stands for risk, and that associated with trouble, and innovation management has an overall very low success rate. It is crucial to examine the causes of failure in innovation, the gaps and pitfalls on the way. The objective is to raise awareness of what’s needed to improve the probability of success and make the innovation journey more delightful.

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