Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Self-Renewal Digital Organization

Digital organizations are like the living systems that can self-renew in thriving as high-performance businesses.

Digital transformation is rarely a straight line. It is all about interaction, incrementalism, and innovation. The journey is far more important than the destination. Digital organizations have to adapt to the continuous changes and are able to reconfigure the organizational structure and change their own behaviors for their adaptation to environmental changes and business dynamic. They are like the living systems that can self-renew in thriving as high-performance businesses.

Self-discovery: The digital organization is the living thing. The high-mature organization not only discovers the business purpose but also helps their employees discover the purpose of unleashing the collect talent potential. Either at the individual or the organizational level, to create a positive change tomorrow, you need to start today understanding self. Not knowing yourselves as best as you can, how can you do any change and aim for a positive change? However, in lower mature organizations, most managers are impeding progress up the pyramid rather than helping their people reach the summit. The digital organization of the future is designed openly for anyone with ideas on how human organizations ought to be contrived in the face of challenges and strategic imperatives of the 21st century. Successful culture change helps people become who they are. By encouraging people to focus on who they are, and pursue the purpose discovery, autonomy, and mastery, the work is not just the place you go and paint only a small piece of a large puzzle, but an experiment lab you can connect the future dots.

Self-adaptive and self-sustaining: Due to the increasing speed of changes, digital organizations need to be self-adaptive to the dynamic environment. How successful the organization can handle digital disruption depends on how fast and capable they can adapt to changes. A changeable organization is to creating organizations where change is the norm and happens the whole time thereby delivering faster and increasing market share. Change has to be orchestrated at all levels. It is commonly noted that most of the 'top-down' driven programs are unsuccessful as they fail to enthuse functional stakeholders. Change cannot be just another thing that needs to be accomplished, it has to be woven into communication, process, and action of the organization. Change occurs at the level of the individual and it is only when the majority of people are on the journey that the real results start to emerge. 'Change Management' itself has become a subject of self-sustaining change. One issue is that organizations and people in them expect the change and the transformation to someday "be over"- it never is. If it was, the organization would simply stand still, never innovate and never make progress. Change, in fact, is an ongoing business capability.

Self-renewal: The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. Digital is the new age paradigm associated with deep ecology - the digital organization is more like the living things with self-adaptable and self-renewal capability. Digital is the new paradigm shift to deep connect the business nature of the natural ecosystem. It is extremely intriguing to observe the functionality of nature and her meticulousness observable in every minute particle. To understand the business or the world as a complex adaptive system requires an understanding of how things have come together, being 'built.' You need to understand these things on an intuitive level. And there are no shortcuts to getting to that state, it takes holistic understanding, fluid structure, and a real commitment to getting there.

Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable. Organizations shouldn’t just respond to them in a reactive way. Business transformation starts with the realization that where you are currently no long can deliver the business objective, envision of success for your company and your shareholders, especially for the long-term, and determine what the future needs to look like. The living digital organizations can self-discover, self-adaptive, and self-renew to make the leap of digital maturity.


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