The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: The Characteristics of Digital Maturity May 2020
The Characteristics of Digital Maturity
Five Characteristics of Digital Organizational Maturity Digitalization implies the “always on and hyper-connected” businesses with the very characteristics of velocity, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and diversity, etc. The digital organization is a dynamic system which needs to continue evolving and adapting, bringing greater awareness of intricacies and the systemic value of organizational systems, business capabilities, people dynamics, resource alignment, and technological touches. Here is a set of characteristics of digital organizational maturity.
The Very Characteristics of Digital Era We are experiencing a major paradigm shift from the industrial age with information scarcity, traditional "asset-based" accounting and productivity measures, and approaches to the digital era with knowledge abundance and holistic management discipline. The emerging digital era has many dimensions and demonstrates different characteristics, providing unprecedented opportunities to leap the business up to the next level of organizational maturity.
The Characteristics of the State of Being Digital The shift to digital cuts across sectors, geographies, and leadership roles, and it is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. Digital Transformation is the change, but on a grand level, at the level of the system, differentiate in terms of the end result on a systemic level. Doing digital is perhaps about taking a few change initiatives or adopting some new technologies, but being digital is the state of flow, the state of balance, the state of delight, the state of zest, and the state of maturity.
Five Characteristics of IT Maturity Compared to the considerably static industrial age, the digital environment is complex, uncertain, unpredictable, and non-repetitive. Organizations rely more and more on technology, and IT needs will only expand. Thus, the CIO’s ability to build fundamental business competency is now greater than ever. How well an IT organization can adapt to the dynamic environment directly affects the future of the business. IT maturity is proportional to overall business maturity. IT touches both hard business processes and soft human behavior. Here are five characteristics of IT maturity.
The Characteristics of Future Organization With rapid changes and exponential growth of information, the forward-looking view of the organization is to determine what the future needs to look like and how business leaders can navigate digital new normal smoothly. Organizations of the future are increasingly exhibiting digital characteristics in various shades and intensity, and also possess certain characteristics and capabilities to survive. They are flexible and tolerant of ambiguity, develop and deliver products and services to meet customers’ expectations, unlock business performance, and improve organizational maturity.
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