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Digital Maturity Book Introduction

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The purpose of the book “Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight” is to envision the future of the business, articulate the very characteristics of digital organizations; reimagine the interdisciplinary and hyperconnected digital ecosystem; fine-tune processes and structures of the digital business; develop the best and next practices to charter the digital paradigm shift seamlessly; leverage information & technology as the linchpin of the digitalization; take a holistic approach to measure digitalization effort; avoid pitfalls and barriers on the way; and make a leap from doing digital to being digital effortlessly.

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Digital Maturity Book Introduction

  1. 1. Digital Maturity Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight Pearl Zhu The Author of “Digital Master,” & “Future of CIO” Blog WWW.PEARLZHU.COM CIO MASTER DIGITAL MASTER
  2. 2. “Digital Master” Book Series (23 Books)
  3. 3. Title: Digital Maturity Sub Title: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight Author: Pearl Zhu ISBN: 978-1-387-66947-9 Copyright Date: Mar., 2018 About “CIO Master”
  4. 4. Summary A-thousand-miles journey of digitalization is to improve business maturity from functioning to firm to delight. The purpose of the book “Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight” is to envision the future of the business, articulate the very characteristics of digital organizations; reimagine the interdisciplinary and hyperconnected digital ecosystem.
  5. 5. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted so that simply adopting a new digital technology may not be sufficient. You have to transform the company's underlying functions, processes, cultures, and the organization as a whole with adjusted digital speed. Chapter 1 The characteristics of digital organizations
  6. 6. The digital business ecosystem is dynamic, nonlinear, and complex. Hence, digital management discipline also needs to be nonlinear and transdisciplinary to deal with the "VUCA" characteristics of the Digital Era. Chapter 2 The interdisciplinary aspects of orchestrating a digital business ecosystem
  7. 7. Due to the “VUCA” nature of digitalization, the business complexity is unavoidable and change is inevitable. Organizations that are skilled at managing complexity can gain advantages by pushing the boundaries of a more complicated business mix that provides opportunities to create inter-business value. Chapter 3 Fine-tune organization structures to get digital ready
  8. 8. A digital paradigm is an emerging digital ecosystem of principles, policies, and practices that sets limits or boundaries; also offers the guidance for problem-solving or creating something new under the digital rules, keeps information flow and achieves a state of dynamic balance. Chapter 4 The next practices to orchestrate digital paradigm shift seamlessly
  9. 9. IT has become strategically important. It is imperative for IT and business leaders to work effectively and efficiently together to ensure that they are leveraging IT across their companies to attain enterprise-wide digital maturity; not just using IT as a digital extension, but running IT as a digital engine. Chapter 5 IT maturity is proportional to the overall business maturity
  10. 10. Digital transformation is not a one-time project or a stand-alone initiative; it is a continuous journey to adapt to the digital new normal of the business world. Metrics are part of transparent visual management allowing pulling. Chapter 6 Taking a holistic approach to measure digital transformation
  11. 11. In fact, there is a high failure rate of Change Management statistically, and more than two-thirds of business change effort fails to achieve its expectations. Thus, it is important to identify the big barriers and potential pitfalls which stifle changes and impede your progress in reaching the high level of digital maturity. Chapter 7 The pitfalls in digital management
  12. 12. At the high maturity level, organizations have to stretch out in every business dimension for driving the full-fledged digital transformation. There are a couple of evolutional ecosystems stages businesses have to experience in order to ride above the learning curve and move up the business maturity from “Doing Digital,” to “Being Digital.” Chapter 8 From “Doing Digital” to “Being Digital”
  13. 13. Conclusion The new paradigm that is emerging is a digital organization that is more responsive, holistic, driven, intelligent, vibrant, innovative, ambidextrous, and above all thrive in the sea of changes
  14. 14. Review Would you recommend this book? Write your review here.

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