Monday, October 19, 2020

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Focus of “Digitalization” Oct. 2020

Digital leaders need to define the vision, discover the blind spots, identify unknowns, bridge gaps, and ensure the organization will stay FOCUS on the journey of digitalization.

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. 

A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. What are digital CIO’s profiles and how to reboot IT to get digital ready and cultivate the culture of learning and innovating?


Focus on “Digitalization”    

Focal Point to Explore Multiple Perspectives of the Digital Organization  
Digital organizations generally consist of varying intersecting and interacting systems that can be perceived through different lenses. Systems Thinking can help to create common rationale ground between perspectives, engenders new perspectives or actions as part of the process of creating a cross-discipline, more accurate and structural understanding of the overall situations and problems, focus on things matter, and avoid falling into linear thought traps from time to time.

The “FOCUS” of Digitization Digitalization is the long journey with many bumps and curves on the way, to reach the next stage of business maturity and will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its digital ecosystem. Digital leaders need to define the vision, discover the blind spots, identify unknowns, bridge gaps, and ensure the organization will stay FOCUS on the journey of digitalization, to achieve high performance and maximize the full potential.

The CIO’s Focal Points to Run High-Performance IT Organizations Due to the exponential growth of information and frequent technology update, IT plays a pivotal role in leading the digital transformation of their organizations. IT leaders need to create a powerful future that is compelling in the present, utilizing the best talents, capabilities, and resources of their people and organization to produce meaningful and valuable results, set the right priority in the key areas which need daily focus and manage both time and resource with efficiency for running high-performance digital organizations.

The “Magic Formula” to Achieve Digital Cohesion The very characteristics of digitalization are hyper-connectivity, hyper-complexity, and interdependence; with the exponential growth of information and fast-paced changes. Digital makes an impact on the speed to run the business, the empathy for their people, the prioritization skills to get important things done, and the orchestration of their capability in high mature digital organizations. Every organization needs to explore their own way to get digital ready. But businesses can also learn from others’ failure, as well as summarize what they experiment, and develop the best and next practice, and improve their ability to consistently execute and make a digital paradigm shift seamlessly.

Three “Soaring Factors” to Accelerate IT Transformation With the fast pace of changes and exponential growth of information, IT becomes the building blocks of business competency and the key success factors of long-term business success. Regardless of which industry or the nature of the organization you are in, IT leaders need to get really creative on how they can create unique business value from piles of the abundance of information and commoditized technology; and how they can leverage those soaring factors to accelerate IT transformation?

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