Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: Improve Organizational Manageability & Maturity Sep. 2020

Digital organizations need to keep evolving, renewing, and achieving the state of dynamic balance. 

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. 

Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; they have both clear digital vision and well-crafted digital strategy; they are courageous to be in the vanguard of digital transformation with a quantum lead. Digital leaders must realize that you cannot wait until there is an immediate pressing task, continuous adaptability is necessary in an ever-changing world, in order to run a high mature digital organization.

Improve Organizational Manageability & Maturity  

Improve Organizational Manageability via Deepening Systems Understanding Digital organizations are the hyper-connected and interdependent complex dynamics of the ecosystem within which the business is competing and with which the business is unavoidably entangled. They could be disrupted by emerging trends or disturbed by nonlinear events. Thus, it’s important to leverage systems wisdom to deepen understanding of interfaces and interactions associated with complex businesses and engenders new perspectives or actions as part of the process of creating a cross-disciplined management approach to build dynamic business competency.

The Flow and Growth of Digital Organization The blurring line of the business border and the uncharted frontier of an organization provides both unprecedented opportunities and emergent risks that companies must deal with appropriately for adapting to the dynamic ecosystem smoothly. Thus, enterprises today need to become more open and responsive, be solid enough to keep business in order and fluid enough to keep things flowing and make proactive changes within the ever-evolving digital ecosystem, and adapt to changes effortlessly.

Three Critical Puzzle Pieces of the Digital Transformation Game Leaders Must Learn to Play Well The digital paradigm shift is inevitable, the ultimate goal of running a successful enterprise is to achieve high-performance business results and reach high-level organizational maturity. Digital organizations need to keep evolving, renewing, and achieving the state of dynamic balance. Here are three critical puzzle pieces of long-term game the digital leaders must learn to play well in order to build differentiated business competencies and develop solid pillars to shape a high mature digital business.

The Multiple Perspectives of Digital Simplicity Logically, simplifying the complicated thing is an optimal and smart choice, to make the business progress either for designing products, solving problems, or managing a high mature digital organization. Simplicity is a behavioral attitude to see things as and what and where they are and be content and cool as it is. Take a close look at simplicity from different management lenses, simplicity is one of the very important characteristics of digital quality. It means or is related to too many things such as manageability, availability, scalability, flexibility, reliability, robustness, sensitivity, comprehensiveness, speed, and responsiveness, etc.

Three Overarching Management Approaches to Shape a High-Mature Digital Organization The journey of improving business maturity is more evolutionary than revolutionary. It is not just about one-dimensional technology adoption, but a multi-dimensional digital expansion. It is certainly critical to put a stronger emphasis on empowering people, leveraging the source of knowledge, harnessing adaptation, fostering innovations, and taking an overarching management approach to shaping a high-mature digital organization.

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