Digital Innovation and Transformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 02, 2020

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The COVID-19 outbreak is a tragedy that will have long-lasting implications for our global economy. The pandemic has showcased the value of digital operating models and is likely to force many companies to speed up their digital innovation and transformation.

For this blog post assignment, please consider ONE of the following questions:

  • Identify an organization that was under significant threat from the COVID-19 outbreak but quickly innovated its operating model to mitigate the impact during the crisis. Please describe the capabilities and processes that enabled these changes and any generalizable lessons for other organizations.
  • Identify an organization that has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and recommend how it can leverage digital innovation to grow again.
  • Identify an organization that has experienced significant growth during the outbreak because of its digital operating model. Discuss whether this growth is short term or not and what actions the organization can take to sustain its growth.

Create an approximately 1000-word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6 pm on May 2.

Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per assignment. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos, and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

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Posted on April 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm
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Steezy Studio: Netflix of Dance
PZ
Posted on April 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm
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Last modified on May 3, 2020 at 8:01 pm
When all live sports events were suspended as part of the Covid-19 measures, one thing was certain: there was going to be much uncertainty as to when and how they were going to reactivate. Everybody knows that Mexicans love soccer. [...]
Instacart sees unprecedented growth amid pandemic: can it deliver?
Petra
Posted on May 1, 2020 at 11:22 pm
As COVID-19 pandemic forced people to social distance, consumers started eating more at home which created huge demand for delivery services applications. Specifically, the grocery delivery services industry has managed to capture a lot of the new demand as home [...]