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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 businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

How should Executive Teams Provide Input Upon Varying Issues for Improving IT Maturity? Organizations across vertical sectors declare they are in the information management business. Many think the new way of running a high-performance business is a set of interdisciplinary management principles and practices through the Information Technological lens.

The Corporate Board with Fundamental Responsibilities The modern digital board has many responsibilities and also gets a lot of distractions. It needs to laser focus on the most critical perspectives to steer the business in the right direction. In practice, the corporate board directors are able to guide the senior management team through effective questioning, coaching, advising, and assessment of strategic management and performance, as well as the overall organizational maturity. Ultimately, the corporate board takes the praise or blame depending largely on their ability to take fundamental responsibilities and influence the business outcomes.

Identify IT Pain Points and Improve Organizational Maturity The business journey of moving forward will not always be smooth. IT is increasingly supportive of the competitive position of the business. However, the majority of IT organizations get stuck at a low level of maturity. There are growth pains, chronicle business downturn pains, or business-IT incoherence pain, etc,

The Ultimate Goal and Practicability of Business Architecture The emerging digital era upon us is all about the exponential growth of information and the rapid speed of changes. Therefore, today’s digital organizations need to be highly responsive, flexible, and self-adaptive to the dynamic environment. Business Architecture (BA) as a useful tool is not just for knowledge collection, more about capturing business insight and foresight, facilitates the planning and communicating of business change initiatives, and translates the abstract concept back into the real world example. The ultimate goal of Business Architecture is to architect business in the transition to the strategic state.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: The Characteristics of Digital Maturity May 2020 Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, processes to technology, both horizontally and vertically. The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational, and geographical borders in the business ecosystem.Digitalization is like a gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the real meaning and unleash its full potential. You cannot make a true digital paradigm shift without an in-depth understanding of the digital interconnectivity and embracing the multitude of digital maturity.

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