Thursday, September 17, 2020

Insight of the Week 9/11-9/18 “Future of CIO” Sep. 2020

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

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 7100+ 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 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.

Improving Organizational Maturity via Enforcing Various Digital Characteristics Due to the very nature of hyper-connectivity, interdependence, information overloading, and fierce competition in the digital era, the digital organization of the future is designed openly for anyone with ideas on how human organizations ought to be contrived in the face of challenges and strategic imperatives of the digital economy.

Corporate Governance Clarity and Disciplines The business environment today becomes more dynamic and uncertain than ever, governance ensures business effectiveness by enforcing accountability and collaboration. The more diverse, the more regulated, the more geographically dispersed an organization is or becomes, the more important an integrated or federated governance discipline should be.

Innovation Paradox and Manageability Digital innovations have an expanded scope and it is benefiting the widest audience of the digital ecosystem. It is one of the differentiated business competencies which are underpinned by varying business elements such as people, process, and technology. To demystify innovation, businesses today have to make the strategic choices all the time of where and when and how they innovate. Often creativity is sparked by conflicts. There are paradoxes and tensions in innovation management. Organizations just have to strike the right balance and improve the success rate of innovation management.

Harness Transformative Changes through Business Architecture Lens The business complexity and disruptive changes have increased significantly due to “VUCA” characteristics. Nowadays both the digital world and the physical one are indispensable parts of the business. The purpose of digital transformation is to achieve people-centricity, unlock performance, and improve organizational maturity. Thus, business architecture becomes a lens through which it is possible to understand multifaceted business relationships, optimize organizational functions and structures, and harness transformative changes through balancing generalization, specialization, and classification in the right way.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Cohesiveness of Digital Organization Sep. 2020 Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, processes 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.

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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