Digitizing Boardroom

Author: Pearl Zhu
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483578835
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Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have agility to adapt to changes, and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals. If a Board is to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities to its stakeholders, it needs to take a professional and systematic approach for assessing strategy, prioritizing agendas, advising changes, overseeing risks and keeping track of business performance via efficient tools. BoDs perhaps do not always participate in developing business strategy, but the Board needs to determine suitability, adequacy, viability, and sustainability of the organization in advance. Chapter 1 The Digital Themes of Boardrooms: With many organizations and the society as a whole reach the inflection point of digital transformation, the modern corporate board as one of the top governance bodies plays a crucial role in setting business leadership tones and driving the organization’s digital transformation. A professional digital board is not only about filling with cool-headed, high-professional and high-intelligent BoDs, but also about tuning the structured process to digitize itself, optimize decision-making capacity, inspire innovation, and improve its overall effectiveness, agility, and maturity. Chapter 2 A Strategic Board: The board plays a critical role in overseeing business strategies, it is important to keep the board strategically focused. Also, the board as the top leadership team advises business strategies, it doesn’t always mean the Board itself is being strategic enough. The board represents the ownership and they really cannot do a good job if they don't have the knowledge to challenge and set the broad strategic goals. They need to educate themselves by hearing different views about the organization, its environment & digital ecosystem, strategic alternatives and develop a clear vision on how to move the business forward. Chapter 3 A Performance-driven Board: Corporate Performance Management (CPM) has many descriptors and understandings globally. However, there is universal agreement that best practice performance management frameworks should inform the board, management, staff and key stakeholders on the performance of the organization in delivering services or programs efficiently, in achieving organizational outcomes effectively and in making the progress towards achieving sustainability effortlessly. There is no question that performance is the priority for boards. Many boards think that the role of the individual director is conformance, which has the result to stifle probing questions and natural tensions that allow for good decision-making. There is no doubt that the board only fulfills its role to shareholders and the management team when it is focused on performance. To some degree, conformance is inherent within the value-driven performance. Chapter 4 An Innovative Board: The Board of Directors are interactive change agents that represent the organization, stockholders, and senior management. No longer are boards sitting in a room and just voting on various policies. It is one of the requirements of the Board members to participate, or even lead, in constantly suggesting areas of innovation since their vistas are likely to be wider, and also because the Board should be highly accountable for strategies for the future of the company. The board plays a crucial role in management innovation as well. Management innovation means to accelerate innovation at the multitude of levels, to create the space for dialogue and debate about why it is important for their organization, developing a common understanding of it, creating the necessity and motivation for it. It also needs to align innovation strategy

From Bedlam To Boardroom

Author: Colleen Aylward
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1456597558
Size: 15.70 MB
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In meeting with hundreds of newly-unemployed executives in the past two years, I've too often witnessed the shock and confusion of those who were scorched by this financial recession and are wondering how to proceed. People like you.And now, in your most productive years, you are left to navigate your way through the new job search landscape – maybe for the first time in your life.Moving forward in your career is all about digitizing your brand now: • Positioning yourself on the global internet• Becoming an online authority • Determining your “Narrow and Deep” value • Creating a virtual network of business connections • And making sure that you are found.In 10 chapters, you'll find a detailed roadmap with helpful examples, timelines and insider tips for becoming the niche authority that you are, and pushing your profile into the limelight. I'll show you how to be pursued as the targeted executive job candidate in today's market, and how to sustain your visibility moving forward in your career.The world is an online community now, and the future of your employment status is highly dependent on your ability to adapt.

Edison In The Boardroom Revisited

Author: Suzanne S. Harrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118170137
Size: 18.89 MB
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A revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking Edison in the Boardroom, highlighting the winning strategies today's biggest companies use to maximize the value of their intellectual property Now fully revised and expanded, Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the revolutionary concept of intellectual asset management (IAM). Incorporating stories and teachings from some of the most successful companies in the world—such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others—Harrison and Sullivan have made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implications for today's businesses. Features updated interviews of companies, and a new treatment of the Profit Center Level Updates stories and teachings from some of the most successful companies in the world Showcases a hierarchy of best practices that today's companies can integrate into their own business philosophies to gain the best return from their intellectual assets Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition compiles a wealth of knowledge and successful stories that illustrate how far businesses have come in their ability to leverage and monetize their intellectual assets.

Change Insight

Author: Pearl Zhu
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483583273
Size: 18.30 MB
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There are many books written about changes, but very few dig into the mindset level. Change Management starts with a thought, with a flash of insight, insight is the act or result of understanding the inner nature of changes or of seeing things intuitively. It leads to a vision; then leads to a culture shift, strategic changes, or leadership transformation. It’s important to understand the big WHY about changes, no change is for its own sake, the first step is to define the value proposition and determine demand and estimated pipeline. Insight is thinking into the box after thinking out of the box. Thus, insight takes creativity and reasoning, intuition and logic, the power of acute observation and deduction, questioning, connection, penetration, and discernment. Change Insight is the understanding of a specific cause and effect in a specific change context. Change Insight is being able to identify the root cause of a problem or the core issues of a situation, which leads to understanding and resolution about changes. Change has different scopes and effects, from small changes such as software updating, business process tuning; to radical changes such as culture innovation, or big-bang changes such as radical digital transformation. Often change is an “un” nature activity, you need to focus, also, make an effort to sustain it. So the newly established behaviors or the new way to work will be in harmony with the well-defined value propositions so that change can maintain its momentum. Too often, people take the easy path, think and work at a superficial level rather than spending the time to understand what’s going on underneath. Insight is the understanding of cause and effect, based on the identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario in Change Management. Change Management is always challenging with a high percentage of failure rate. Indeed, change is difficult. Some say, change is not a problem, the primary reason for change failure is resistance to change while the secondary reason is the inability of leaders to deal with resistance. The purpose of the book “Change Insight” is to: -Dig deeper to analyze the psychology behind changes and handle problems and changes at the level of the mindset. -Explore people-centric change management philosophy and practices. -Differentiate change leadership and change management, orchestrate change at all level of the organization. -Set Change Management principles to inform and support the way of managing change effectively. -Build change as an ongoing capability, not just a one-time business initiative. -Analyze the potential change pitfalls and roadblocks on the change journey. -Make objective change assessment and measurement from multidimensional lens. -And ultimately build high-mature organizations with changeability to fuel the digital transformation.

Digital Master Debunk The Myths Of Enterprise Digital Maturity

Author: Pearl Zhu
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483421544
Size: 11.52 MB
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The purpose of DIGITAL MASTER is to envision the multidimensional impact that digital philosophy, technology, and methodology will have on the future of business and human society. In today’s overly complex, hyperconnected, and interdependent business dynamic, Digital Masters – the highly mature organizations – not only apply the most advanced digital technology into their business management disciplines but, more importantly, they orchestrate the harmonized digital symphony across all key business arenas, from shaping the digital mindset to building the high performing organization: • Develop visionary digital leadership • Shape open and creative digital mindsets • Craft and execute a holistic digital strategy • Advocate digital innovation next practices • Refine a highly effective enterprise culture • Optimize high-performing business capabilities • Explore data-rich digital Intelligence • Unleash enriched digital talent potential • Pursue high level digital maturity

Concise Encyclopedia Of Information Processing In Systems Organizations

Author: Andrew P. Sage
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: UOM:39015017903553
Size: 13.50 MB
Format: PDF
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Expert systems are playing an increasingly important role in management and decision making in the world of industry and commerce. This Concise Encyclopedia addresses these concerns, collecting together for the first time in a handy single volume format recent research by practitioners of information processing and problem solving in systems and organizations. Clearly illustrated, the 68 articles deal with knowledge acquisition and representation, simulation technologies, decision making and modelling with particular emphasis on the use of the computer in all spheres of choice assignment.