Friday, February 24, 2023


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.

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.

Initiate Balanced Approach

Initiativesforchievingbalance Digitalization means hyper-connectivity, over-complexity, and interdependence; it blurs the geographical borders, functional borders, organizational borders, industry vertical borders and knowledge domain border. Many come to believe that boundaries are not tangible places of resistance but are only self-imposed limitations we place on ourselves to hide our own fear to move forward. The black and white boundaries continue to diminish in the 21st century due to the occurrence of increased economic integration, digital dynamic characterized by the movement of information, people, and businesses. Therefore, it is more critical than ever to maintain the right level of digital balance. In fact, striking the right digital balance is a never-ending business life cycle.

Initiate Balance and Growth Horizontally and Vertically Rapid change, complexity, and uncertainty are the new normal, digital organizations have to self-adapt and self-renew itself, be able to reconfigure the organizational structure, and change their own behaviors for improving their responsiveness and flexibility. They can improve and accelerate organizational balance and growth cycle both horizontally and vertically, develop differentiated business competency to accomplish defined change, and make a seamless digital paradigm shift.

Initiativesofnonlinearity In face of fierce competition and rapid changes, linear thinking implies the whole is equal to the sum of its parts. Digital organization is dynamic and complex, the degree of business responsiveness depends on how business subsystems interact with each other, and those interactions can be nonlinear, technical, informational, or human.

Innatebalance Digital transformation is inevitable, it means the increasing pace of change and fierce competition. Organizations must keep the lights on and also make strategic movements all the time. Like running up to the string, keeping digital balance is critical in reaching digital aptitude. But how to manage the following digital balance cycles effectively?

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. Balance seems effortless, but there are all different ingredients such as flexibility, agility, paradox, harmony, resilience, etc, to make it advanced in leading changes and catalyzing innovation smoothly.

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