Monday, March 12, 2018

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: The Organizational Autonomy Mar. 2018

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. But what are digital organizational traits, how to define digital fit and take a structural approach for digitalization?


 The Organizational Autonomy

The Organizational Autonomy and Digital Transformation? Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable. Organizations shouldn’t just respond to them in a reactive way. The new paradigm that is emerging is a digital organization that is more responsive, holistic, vibrant, self-driving, innovative, and above all enhances and supports the living organization. In fact, autonomy becomes one of the most critical characteristics for digital organizations to thrive as well as the symbol of achieving high-level digital maturity.

Three “A” Characteristics in Running Digital Organization Digital transformation is “pushed” by both visible forces and invisible forces, hard forces and soft forces from multiple directions. The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. The organization should leverage the latest digital technology platforms and tools, keep tuning its structure, process, and people, to become more digital ready -be adaptable, living, innovative, and people-centric. Here are three “A” characteristics of running the digital organization.?

The Monthly Foresight: Self-Management as the Digital Theme
The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of autonomy and choices. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? What are your practices for building a hyperconnected and ultra-modern digital organization??

The Spectrum of Self-Organizing and Self-Managing Self-organization comes from chaos theory. Living systems are self-organizing—there is no genetic manager. Human systems are living systems, therefore, human systems are self-organizing, by definition. The problem is we are taught to be managed out of this natural state of being, by well-meaning people who believe outside control to deliver more effective results at industrial age. Such command-control management style is the root cause of many business issues such as low employee engagement, lack of innovation, 'toxic culture,' etc. However, forward-thinking organizations today are on the journey of digital transformation, what's the optimal digital management style? There's a whole spectrum between minimally self-organizing and fully self-managing. If the organization were larger, some of the management burdens would likely be shared between the teams. but how much is right? That depends on the context.

The New Book “Digital Fit: Manifest Future of Business with Multidimensional Fit” Chapter 2 Introduction: Organizational Structure Fit
Digital transformation represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with people at the center of its focus. From an organizational structure perspective, what is it comprised of, and what is the future of the organizational structure? In fact, tuning the organizational design and structure to achieve the high level of autonomy is the symbol of the digital maturity.

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