Thursday, October 8, 2020

Insight of the Week 10/2 - 10/9 “Future of CIO” Oct. 2020

 Blogging is not about writing, but 5about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 7200+ 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.

Apply Business Architecture as an “Enterprise Simplifier” Businesses are complex, people are complex, and the world is complex. Organizations "become complex," as an evolutionary trend, not for their own amusement, but do it to respond to environments proactively. However, once a while, the transformative change seems to be going wild, and chaos swallows the order in a moment. People get frustrated and annoyed by not being able to accomplish things easily, and the business management gets stuck in “the busyness” cycle by taking care of emerging issues only. Forward-looking companies apply business architecture as an “enterprise simplifier” tool to understand and manage complexity, optimize organizational functions, structures, processes, and capabilities in order to improve business effectiveness and maturity smoothly.

Responsibilities and Leadership Impact of Contemporary Corporate Boards The purpose of the board of directors is to enforce governance disciplines by directing business in the right direction and monitor the business performance. It needs to be remembered that governance as a discipline is a living breathing entity that continually requires stroking and attention, otherwise, it will stagnate and lose its ability. To lead effectively, directorship in any forward-thinking organization must have the ability to guide, inspire, motivate and embrace business trends such as digitalization and globalization.

Innovative and intelligent Problem-Solving In the real world, due to hyper complexity and unprecedented uncertainty, problem-solving in the majority of organizations today is woefully inadequate, most people usually never question what is exactly the problem because "it's the way things should be." Often, events and patterns are observed on the surface, and then the action is taken to fix the symptom, but that is too early, and perhaps cause further problems later on.

Understand the Digital Organization as a Kaleidoscope via Anthropological Perspectives Everything is interconnected and the business ecosystem becomes more interdependent and expansive than ever. The management needs to visualize and identify the very characteristics of business dynamics such as uncertainty, volatility, complexity, unpredictability, and ambiguity, etc, in order to improve organizational maturity, Analogically, the digital organization is like a kaleidoscope, the magic is in being able to enable people to look through it with a full-range zoom to search and explore “VUCA” new normal across different vantage points, and truly understand the design pattern, dynamic capability, and the landscape within which it sits. Here are three aspects of looking through digital business via an anthropological lens.

The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Innovation Logic and Paradox Oct. 2020 Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities.

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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