Monday, September 12, 2016

The Monthly Foresight: The Future of Organizations Sep. 2016

The future of work is not the place you go, but a live organization and an experiment lab you can connect the future dots.

The new paradigm that is emerging is one as a Living Organization or Digital Workplace, which is organic, alive, holistic, vibrant, energetic, responsive, fluid, creative and innovative, in a relationship with its environment/customers/ suppliers, and above all enhances and supports the dignity of the creative human spirit. One of the major themes of the "Future of CIO" blog is to envision and brainstorming the FUTURE, to bridge the siloed industrial age with the hyperconnected Digital Era, and to share the world-class leadership and management insight. Here comes the monthly foresight of "All about Future": What will be the Future of Organizations? What's your ideal digital workforce and workplace? Is future already here or still far away?

How to Build an Organization of Future The future is already here, the digital is the age of customer-centricity; the age of empathy, the age of collaboration; the age of co-creating and the age of people, but either strategically or tactically, how to build such an organization of future?

Future of Work: Connect the Forward Dots Organization of the Future is an organization designed openly for anyone with ideas on how human organizations ought to be contrived in the face of the strategic imperatives of the 21st century. The work is not the place you go, but a live organization and an experiment lab you can connect the future dots.

Business Architecture and Future of Enterprises? We all understand that the rapid changes in the marketplace and technological advances provide growth opportunities for businesses to thrive, but also put additional pressures on organizations to survive. So which role Business Architecture needs to play in the future of enterprises, and how Business Architecture, as a discipline, can help design and manage such future organization.

Three Portmanteau Hybrid Words to Envision a Digital Organization Organizations large or small are on the journey to digital transformation, it is not an overnight phenomenon, but a well-planning strategy with the step-wise approach. There are physical buildings and virtual, always-on working environment; there are next innovation practices and “always do things like this” best practices; there’s abundance of information but still the scarcity of insight. It is the hybrid business world full of options. 

The Future of  Digital Organization  Digital transformation is a journey, from digital strategy crafting to organizational structure tuning, it has to permeate into business strategy and vision, mindset, and action, culture, and communication, process, and capability, etc. As we addressed in Digital Master, only less than 5% of organizations reach the highest level of digital maturity. From Organization Design (OD) perspective, what’re the characteristics of a digital organization, and how to improve its digital agility and overall maturity?

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