Navigate Changes through “5W + 1 H” Change Management Framework

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Change is a volatile subject, just like change itself. Everything changes continuously by following the laws of evolution, and the rate of change is accelerated. A changeable organization is to creating organizations where change is the norm and happens all the time, thereby delivering faster and increasing market share. The successful businesses are the ones that have learned WHEN change is called for and how to decide WHAT to change.

Three Big “WHAT”s in Change Management

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Changes at any level within an organization (individual, team or organization) or across business ecosystem require intent. Everything changes continuously and the rate of change is accelerated. Change is no longer just a one-time initiative, but an ongoing capability. Change capability is one of the strategic capabilities which underpin successful execution and move the organization from efficiency, effectiveness to agility and maturity.

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Three Key Steps in Driving Business Transformation

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A systematic transformation takes the step-wise scenario and going from decision right to design attitude. The speed of change is accelerated, the large-scale transformation initiatives have become a fact of life at major corporations, and their success or failure often means the key difference between long-term success and underperformance. In most cases, the business expectations were not articulated effectively in the first place.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Oct. 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change life cycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Running IT as the Change Engine of the Digital Business Digital is about change.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Change Agent CIOs Mar. 2020

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. Here is a set of change agent CIO profiles.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: IT Led Digital Transformation Sep. 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Here are three aspects of IT led digital transformation.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: “Change Agent” CIO Jan, 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. But how to run IT as a change agent for business transformation.

Accelerate Digital Transformation via Reducing Unnecessary Pains

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It is the time to accelerate digital transformation via reducing unnecessary pains and lubricating the process to keep change going smoothly. As many organizations are at an inflection point in digital transformation, that transformation represents a break from the past, with a high level of impact and complexity. Some say, no pains, no gains; but to be fair, it is also important to reduce unnecessary pains and speed up to ride above the change curves.

A Change Agent IT

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IT plays a pivotal role in driving the business's digital transformation. With the emerging technology trends such as SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) and IT consumerization & Internet of the Things, more often than not, IT plays a significant role in driving business changes, and leading organizations' digital transformation. But how to run IT as a change agent for business transformation.

Three Faces of Social Enterprise

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to this Spring’s Cloudforce-Social Enterprise conference, social business start sprout up, from perception to implementation, social meets mobile in the cloud, to unite seven business visions , to reboot business into the brain-yard in the cloud, to amplify collective human capability, also to orchestrate the new theme of modern business transformation , here are three faces of social enterprise: 1. Change Management Social Computing

The “Intangible” Quotes of “Digital Master” Mar. 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

The “Realization” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr, 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

The Best “Frustration” Quotes of “Digital Master” Feb, 2020

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"Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

The Best “Curve” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr, 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

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The “Outside-In” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr. 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

The “Overcome” Quotes of “Digital Master” March 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

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The Best “Improvement” Quotes of “Digital Master” May 2019

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" Digital Master ” is the series of guidebooks (27+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

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The Best “Complacency” Quotes of “Digital Master” Aug. 2019

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

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The Best “Observation” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 2019

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

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IT as a Leverage in Multitude of Digital Management

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High mature digital organizations today need to be sophisticated enough to act intelligently and nimble enough to adapt to changes promptly. The digital transformation is like a gigantic juggernaut puzzle with many misplaced pieces. It is important to leverage IT in multitude of digital management, involve not only putting different pieces together but also blending them in such a way that the emergent whole is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Prioritization Aug. 2019

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From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about the future, change, and influence. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the keyword - "Prioritization"” of the 21st century to brainstorming the future of digital leadership and business transformation. Among 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

New Year Prediction and Trendsetting Initiatives of IT-Led Digital Transformation

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It’s the beginning of the New Year, Could it also be the end of beginning for digital transformation? Business leaders today must ask themselves and others varying thought-provoking questions such as: What are your vision and prediction for the upcoming new year?

Road-Mapping IT Digital Transformation via Horizontal Approach

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IT provides competitive leverage to the business’ long-term growth. To keep IT relevant, IT should focus on solving business problems, not just technical challenges. IT portfolio mapping to build distinct business competency: IT is not just the sum of services or processes, or monolithic hardware only, IT needs to build capability based unique competency via weaving all necessary hard and soft elements, in reaching high-level maturity.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/1/2019

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 6100+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “ Digital Master ” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. Here are three causes of overly narrowed IT management.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Push The Boundary to Accelerate New Paradigm Shift Feb. 2020

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Push The Boundary to Accelerate New Paradigm Shift “Pushing the Boundary” Practices to Accelerate the New Paradigm Arising Digital enterprises are inherently and intensely complex due to the exponential growth of information, rapid change, and an unprecedented level of technological advancement.

The Popular Quotes of “Digital Master” Book Series III

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"Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (23+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital IT organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide the insight about Change Management.

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Are You a Traditional CIO or a Modernist CIO

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Information Technology is now permeating into every corner of the business, it’s a crucial component to run a modern business. As businesses embark on the “digital Era” of computing, the landscape for all executive roles constantly change, the CIO role also continues to be reimagined and reshaped. The linear business system perception is replaced by the adaptive digital system perspective, and technical behavior is replaced by socio-technical behavior.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Adaptability Mar. 2020

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From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about the future, change, and influence. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. High mature companies are designed for change and designed for innovating.

Creating Paradigm Shift for Reinventing IT

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Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the business venture. IT is the threshold of going digital, CIOs will continue to be put on the front line to run IT as a change agent. They need to really understand the vision and strategy of the business and synchronize with those strategic goals, create the paradigm shift for reinventing IT as the change agent and innovation engine of the business. IT Innovation IT Transformation

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Inclusiveness July 2019

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From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about the future, change, and influence. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” of the 21st century to brainstorming the future of digital leadership and business transformation. Innovation is then the management discipline to transform those novel ideas and achieve their business value.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Holism May 2019

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From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about future, change, and influence. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” of the 21st century to brainstorming the future of digital leadership and business transformation. Holism Digital Holism Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable.

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The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: What’s Your Digital Playbooks to Drive Transformative Change Aug. 2019

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Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. Digital playbook vs. cookbook: what’s your hand book to make a seamless digital transformation?

Shaping an Effective IT Digitalization Agenda

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IT becomes so critically, many times, it is a determining success factor for the building long-term business competency. At the dawn of the digital organization, IT faces unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation, also needs to take more responsibility as a true business partner. Technology should be seen by any business as a “digital game changer.” It is important to have IT resources, assets, and talent aligned with business strategies and objectives.

The Goal-Driven IT Transformation

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Running the goal-driven IT requires IT leaders to laser focus on setting the right priority to run IT as the equal business partner. Hence, IT must be a business partner within the organization to deliver business-driven results. A digital CIO has to have great leadership traits, understand the business context, oversee business processes, envision the latest technology trends, and motivate IT team to do more with innovation.

Transforming IT via Multiplying, Intensifying, and Maximizing

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IT needs to be working hard to transform from a cost center to a value center by demystifying the IT investment puzzle, developing and presenting the measurable IT-driven business value. There are so many things IT can help the business accomplish, but there are also many obstacles IT has to overcome. Forward-looking IT organizations experiment with different management approaches and problem-solving disciplines to transform IT via multiplying, intensifying, and maximizing.

Transforming IT via Multiplying, Intensifying, and Maximizing

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There are so many things IT can help the business accomplish, but there are also many obstacles IT has to overcome. Forward-looking IT organizations experiment with different management approaches and problem-solving disciplines to transform IT via multiplying, intensifying, and maximizing. CIOs need to make sure that the executive teams understand what IT can do to drive future business growth and revenue generation. Innovation is the most wanted change.

Modern EA’s Value Propositions

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EA still should play the bridge role between business and technology, the goal is to share the knowledge and recognize the optimization point. Strategy Communication Tool Strategy Architecture blueprint the vision, mission, the goal, identify the enterprise capabilities and unique value chain, EA need be more dynamic to define both the long term vision and short term change facing in organization.

CIO’s D&B (Depth & Breadth) of Influence Matrix

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Act as a business executive or an IT manager., etc, command-control leading style is no longer effective to make business transformation at today’s 3D (physical, virtual, mental) working environment, and conventional IQ & EQ may also not be sufficient enough to deliver high impact leadership influence. The strategy is a set of choices, to leverage cohesive business capabilities, and follow a series of actions for the organization to compete for the future.