Initiatelogicalviews There’s transparency in the digital era of the twenty-first century due to information abundance and cross-boundary collaboration platforms at which customers, all sorts of partners who share and get to know each other and improve people-centricity.
InitiateBA-ledviews With “VUCA” digital new normal, businesses have been faced with increasingly more complex and pressing problem-situations, they should adapt to dynamically changing environments. Thus, the Business Architecture role in designing and planning future enterprise will be both interesting and challenging; from inside-out to outside-in, and from industrial-segregation to digital modularization.
CInitiatevisionaryViews The business transformation journey is full of velocity and uncertainty, thus, a clear vision is in demand and it’s important to capture multiple views to describe the future state of the business. You will also need to tailor the communication of these views to different stakeholders, focus on defining what would appear to be the goals of the business in x years and how the organization and systems would be structured to meet that.
InitiateSyntheticView Digital is about changes, closer to reality is that ‘change’ is continuously happening in such a dynamic environment of a company. Businesses need to recognize the change and help leaders meet the challenge via business savvy and agility. Improvisation, fact-finding, analysis and synthesis, trial and error, all are necessary ingredients of leadership. In particular, senior leaders at the board level should shape the synthetic view in order to understand things holistically, drive change radically and lead the business transformation deeply.
InitiateHolisticView Holistic thinking involves understanding a system by sensing its large-scale patterns and addressing the big picture. In terms of a holistic ‘viewpoint,’ one does often need to integrate different stereotyped or mechanistic viewpoints; it is the integration and searches for new viewpoints that are holistic. At times, when you only want to see things from your own point of view, see what you want to see, or hear what you want to hear, often you miss the point to understand the real problem holistically as well as how to solve it creatively or systematically. Here are three aspects of shaping a holistic view of digital transformation.
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