Sunday, December 11, 2022


Digital enlarges the thinking and capability gaps because different organizations, functions, and individuals evolve with varying speed.

“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 stepwise approach to make a leap of digital transformation.


Gap Understanding

Understandvarietyofleadershipgaps Leadership is about the future, it’s about change, and it’s about making a difference. The business is complex, the world is complex, and leadership is complex. The future of leaders has to deal with opposing views, cultures, constraints and competition.

Initiategapbridgingboardleadership Digitalization makes the business flatter and the world smaller because of its nature of hyper-connectivity and interdependence. Competition at the leading edge of business is also becoming fiercer at the age of digitalization and globalization. Thus, successful companies need to grow and innovation is no longer "nice to have," but must have business competency. The corporate board plays a critical role in setting policies for innovation and exemplifying leadership influence. Thus, foresightful BoDs should always look for the complementary mindsets, diverse experiences, and differentiated skill sets so that collectively, they can avoid groupthink, make sound judgments, provide innovative advice and mind leadership gaps to ensure the boardroom is digital ready.

Understandvarietyofgaps The gap is created when there is a difference between two schools of thinking or the difference between demand and supply. The digital era upon us is volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous, many business problems today are complex, without the contextual understanding of the situation, gaps are inevitable. It is important to scrutinize all crucial factors from mindset to behavior; develop a series of gap-minding practices to speed up changes.

Identifyandbridgesoftgaps Due to rapid changes, the exponential growth of information, and continuous disruptions, modern organizations are complex systems that tend to be non-linear and hard to predict the upcoming changes and there are both promises and perils on the way to go digital.

BridgingGapsofQuestioning&Answering In the industrial age with information scarcity, the followers ask leaders how to do, and leaders are expected to always answer the questions, sometimes for maintaining the status quo, even they themselves struggle to find answers. It somehow compromises leadership effectiveness. With today’s digital convenience, knowledge is often only a click away, the differentiation between leaders and followers is not based on who asks questions and who answers. As a matter of fact, more often, leaders should frame great questions, and followers need to practice independent thinking and creative thinking and provide alternative answers with a fresh point

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"Digital Gaps" Introduction, Slideshare

"Digital Gaps" Chapter 1 Cognitive Gaps

"Digital Gaps" Chapter 2 Leadership Gaps

"Digital Gaps" Chapter 3 Management Gaps

"Digital Gaps" Chapter 4 Capability Gaps

"Digital Gaps" Chapter 5 Professional Gaps

Conclusion: Bridging Gaps to Catalyze Digital Maturity


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