Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Monthly Digital Principles, Practices, and Performance Tuning: Setting Principle to Enforce Digital Transformation Apr. 2017

Digital principles define why one make a decision one way or another.

Principles are statements of values. Things that define why one make a decision one way or another. These core decision values guide the behavior of individuals within an organization. Digital does flatten the organizational hierarchy and blur the functional, organizational, and geographical borders in the business ecosystem, it could mean less restrict rules or bureaucracy, but it also means the guiding principles become more crucial to be defined as core decision values and behavior guidelines. It is less about controls, but more about the clarity of  "why we make decisions the way we do” and what’re the expectations of employees' work performance?

Setting Principle to Enforce Digital Transformation

Three Digital Credos in Running a High-Effective Digital Organization? Organizations large and small are on the journey of digital transformation. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted, so adopting a new digital technology only is not sufficient. You have to transform the company’s underlying functions, build robust business capabilities, also establish the clear digital credos to cultivate a digital culture,  in order to run a high-effective and high-mature digital master.
Simplicity as a Principle: People are complex by nature, but to dwell on complexity is to complicate an implicate order that is naturally simple. Getting to simple is not easy for most people because they rather follow the traditions and set rules and regulations in the society. They don't bother to remove the dust around them or want to question the unknown, or challenge the status quo, out of fear. So how to address complexity, and what's the advantage to set simplicity as a principle and live with it?
Is there a General Systems Principle? The system is complex. The underpinning simple principle is that systems have properties, and systems thinking is the application of using these properties as a "lens" to examine a situation in order to get insight and understanding into the situation.
Three Portmanteau Hybrid Words to Envision a Digital Organization? Organizations large or small are on the journey to digital transformation, it is not an overnight phenomenon, but a well-planning strategy with the step-wise approach. There are physical buildings and virtual, always-on working environment; there are next innovation practices and “always do things like this” best practices; there’s abundance of information but still the scarcity of insight. It is the hybrid business world full of options. Digital is the age of alternatives, here are three portmanteau hybrid words to convey the management principles in running a digital organization.  
Critical Thinking as Corporate Management Practice: The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. From a management perspective, why isn't critical system thinking more prevalent in corporate management practices?
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