It is critical to identify the weakest links and determine how each part of the organization, including all of the key functions must "put it all together" to be successful in implementing strategy and bring tangible business results.
"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.
Inf--interlinks It is important to reconnect the missing links, strengthen the weak links in the organization to run a hyperconnected and interdependent organization. Digital Paradigm means holism, hyper-connectivity, interdependence, and integration. Digital transformation is not just a one-dimensional stretch, but a multi-dimensional expansion.
UncertaintyThe emerging digital era has many dimensions and demonstrates very characteristics such as options, sharing, empathy, and personalization. To deal with the new normal, knowledge is no doubt important but more than that is complete awareness of what is happening in the business context. Once you do that, you use your ability to classify the elements and know their linkage. Either individually or at the organizational level, it’s important to manage uncertainty and fill opportunities gaps, accelerate business growth and reach the next level of maturity.
Investment People are the most invaluable business asset, but often the weakest link between strategy and execution. Knowledge workforce changes each day, they grow, learn, develop, and mature. They are not human cost or resource only but human capital which needs to be invested in continuously. Theoretically, human capital is the "big umbrella" concept that could include people, processes, systems related to employees.
IT-links ? IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. Digitalization is driving unpredictability, demanding a more rapid deployment that can quickly adapt to the changes and adjust to the dynamic business conditions. It requires IT to run as a business, becomes the business's revenue growth maker and the game changer for the digital transformation.
Linkages It is critical to identify the weakest links and determine how each part of the organization, including all of the key functions must "put it all together" to be successful in implementing strategy and bring tangible business results. The strategy is not just one of the things a leader does, it is the most important thing to reach the business vision and it's about creating tomorrow's organization out of today.
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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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