Wednesday, January 18, 2023


Digital is all about the balance: the balance of the physical and the virtual world; the balance of innovation and standardization; the balance of unconventional insight and accumulated human wisdom. 

The purpose of the book “Digital Hybridity: How to Strike the Right Balance for Digital Paradigm Shift” is to shed some light on how to strike the right balance of stability and changes; being transactional to keep spinning and being transformational to leap forward for making a seamless digital paradigm shift. 

Digital organizations should apply the hybrid management approach, focus on building a diverse, networked, and extended modern working environment in which the powerful digital platforms and computing technologies enable seamless conversations, delayer overly rigid organizational hierarchy, inspire idea sharing and brainstorming, and engage employees and partners to achieve the high-performance result.

Inner Balance

Ingredientsinbalance Change is the new normal, organizations and their people must learn through their interactions with the environment. It requires the balance of the diversified viewpoints, creativity & discipline; “old experience” and “new ways to do things”; process and flexibility, etc.

InitiativesofBalancedBoard Contemporary corporate boards play a critical role in strategy oversight, business advising, and governance practices. The directorship in forward-thinking organizations must have the capability to guide, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goal, set the leadership tones to influence digital “mindset,” and drive digital transformation. Yin and Yang's balance also needs to be considered in the boardroom in regards to making sound strategic decisions that deliver the real sustainable competitive advantage for an organization. But more specifically, how to build a “balanced” board to fulfill its duty effectively as well as setting the culture tones to achieve digital equilibrium?

Innerbalance The world is neither white nor black, it has a full spectrum of colors and themes. The biggest challenge that we face as a society is that we, as a society throughout the ages, have had, and still have trouble finding a balance between the new vs. old, black & white; order vs. chao; right vs. wrong; solid vs. flow, yin vs. yang, opportunity vs. risk, etc.

InitiateQuestionstoAssess“Balance”Digital is all about the balance: the balance of the physical and the virtual world; the balance of innovation and standardization; the balance of unconventional insight and accumulated human wisdom. From a talent management perspective, should you also assess the “balance” capability of an employee? Surely we don’t expect all employees have the gymnast's balance skills, so what does digital balance mean for today’s digital professionals? And what are thought-provoking questions to evaluate their “balance” ability?

InitiativesofBalance We are experiencing the dynamics of the most significant business transformation since the industrial revolution. The majority of us will work in an organization that is somewhere between old and new; at both industrial speed and digital speed; in the physical building and remote environment; or will remain to be a mixture of old and new. It is the biggest management challenge to be a change agent, where we respond to the current state of the organization and we try to take it from there to a next level. Just like running up to the string, the point is how to strike the right digital balance?

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