Great leaders can bridge old and new; today and tomorrow via their clear vision, fresh insight, interdisciplinary understanding and integral competency.
The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most desired trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? How to lead toward the digital future effortlessly?
InnovationForward An organization may be in business for many years but has not matured its innovation management practices. In today’s work environment. It takes a lot of energy to break down old habits and outdated thought processes. Thinking outside the current constraints and comfort zones requires a different vision and courage to pursue innovation. In reality, only very few organizations have a long-term vision, goal-driven processes and differentiated capabilities to achieve innovation excellence.
Innovatefuture Consider digital organizations as self-organized but interlaced systems which have their own purpose, and the processes are determined by the intrinsic nature of the whole. They are not just a set of interconnected components, but a set of interwoven threads to shape a future of the business. On the temporal plane, think of business entities as nodes along a timeline, a change in each node will have some effects internally on that node but also with other nodes along the same and even other timelines. The past is always present, where you are, where you want to be, it has value; identify gaps, and take alternate approaches to anticipate and provide solutions. Should organizations work backwards? The positive and forward-looking view of organization is more about thinking ahead, to prepare and face the challenges and uncertainty on the way to the future steadfastly.
Initiativesofinnovationnavigation Great leaders can bridge old and new; today and tomorrow via their clear vision, fresh insight, interdisciplinary understanding and integral competency.
Illuminateforethoughtfulness Nowadays, with the increasing pace of changes, unprecedented uncertainty and complexity, driving business forward is extremely difficult. The wrong direction will no doubt lead to the wrong destination. Leading organizations can look into the future clearly, proactively planning, evolving, and co-creating in the dynamic digital ecosystem.
Forward Organizational change and digital transformation are inevitable. As a matter of fact, the life cycle of business today grows shorter and shorter because of the increasing pace of changes, overwhelming growth of information, and demanding of shareholders. The business transformation journey is full of velocity and uncertainty, thus, a clear vision is in demand. Vision is the ability to see beyond what is to what could be. It is the synthetic view of ‘looking forward,” and “looking behind,” “looking beyond,” and “looking around.” But more specifically, how can digital leaders today look back and look forward to leading digital transformation?
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