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Characteristics Of Digital Leadership

Characteristics Of Digital Leadership
  • Recognising that digital is not always about scale of flashy projects, it’s about transforming people and ways of working
  • Developing digital skills across the organization, not just within a separate department
  • Instead of a digital strategy, integrating digital processes and technologies to serve and shape business and artistic strategies
  • Giving leaders a mandate and budget to test and apply digital technology and agile ways of working
  • Starting all programmes and projects with focus on user needs and iterating based on feedback
  • Inspiring teams and boards about the benefits of digital transformation with tangible proof of concept, even if the successful experiments are small in scale

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Characteristics Of Digital Leadership

  • Recognising that digital is not always about scale of flashy projects, it’s about transforming people and ways of working
  • Developing digital skills across the organization, not just within a separate department
  • Instead of a digital strategy, integrating digital processes and technologies to serve and shape business and artistic strategies
  • Giving leaders a mandate and budget to test and apply digital technology and agile ways of working
  • Starting all programmes and projects with focus on user needs and iterating based on feedback
  • Inspiring teams and boards about the benefits of digital transformation with tangible proof of concept, even if the successful experiments are small in scale

Digital Leadership & Transformation

Leaders nowadays need to understand technology as much as they understand money, HR, or the law, in order to make confident, informed and effective decisions for their organization and users.

Skills development is a continuous process for leaders as they need enough understanding to recognise their skill gaps and identify what can help their projects and organizations to thrive.

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  • Lead and build teams and partner with the broader ecosystems, keep people connected and engaged, and drive a culture of innovation, learning, and continuous improvement.
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