Monday, November 11, 2019

The Monthly “100 Digital Pitfalls” Book Tuning: How to Overcome Corporate Silos Nov. 2019

Silo mentality and silo management set barriers to changes, decrease business effectiveness and efficiency, and decelerate the speed of the organization.

Digital makes a significant impact on how we think, live, and work. There is a mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos. We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of the digital age, the path to the next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Therefore, it’s critical to identify, understand, and avoid pitfalls, discover strategic and predictive pathways to change, increase confidence, position a brand and leverage resources to make the digital paradigm shift effortlessly.

The purpose of 100 Digital Pitfalls: How to Overcome Pitfalls on the Path of Going Digitalis to throw some light on how to identify, understand, and overcome common pitfalls on the digital journey, dig underneath the surface, and take a holistic approach to integrate both hard and soft elements for improving the long-term organizational competency and reaching the high-level of business maturity. Slideshare Presentation

How to Overcome Corporate Silos 

Three Practices to Overcome Corporate Silo Mentality We have transitioned from an industrial to knowledge, innovation, and hyperconnectivity economy - with this shift has come to a change in organizational forms away from the traditional rigid hierarchies managed through command and control to more fluid and responsive network forms. Yet many business managers still apply old silo management mindsets to new ways of organizing and this legacy of the old economy limits many 'networked' organizations. Are silos a mere product of organizational design? Or is their nature tied to a deeper level: the human kind's nature? Despite the mountain of evidence pointing to the detrimental effects of these silos, they still seem to be quite common in organizations. The question is: why? In today's volatile economy, nothing impedes progress more than protective silos which are simply a form of bureaucratic amorphous mass designed to preserve the status quo. How does one eliminate bureaucracy? What would be some ideas to assist in breaking down silos in an organization where they are present?

Why does Silo Happen and How to Bridge It
There are different definitions of the silo, by its nature, it’s about isolation. The segmenting or sectioning of work by skill, knowledge, type, etc, is a necessary component of complex work or large workplaces. But silo mentality is fundamentally about keeping the mind static and keeping the people separate rather than keeping work separate.

Three Causes of Overly Narrowed IT Management IT is impacting every business function and is becoming the very driver of digital transformation. With emerging lightweight digital technologies and overwhelming growth of information, forward-thinking organizations declare they are in the information management business to improve business competency and long-term growth. However, many IT organizations still get stuck at the low level of maturity, being perceived as a help desk or a cost center. Here are three causes of overly narrowed IT management.

Three-Step Scenario to Break Down Silos There are different definitions of silo. The segmenting or sectioning of work by skill/knowledge/type/etc is a necessary component of business operations. However, silo mentality and silo management often mean keeping people’s mind static, keeping people separate rather than keeping work separate. It sets barriers to changes, decrease business effectiveness and efficiency, and decelerate the speed of the organization. What is the rational scenario to break down silos for streamlining business flow, and unlocking individual and group potential?

Reinvent Digital Organization with Necessary Breakdowns Organizations large or small across the industrial sectors are on the journey of digital transformation. It means that companies need to infuse digital into every aspect of the business. It is the paradigm shift from static to flow, silo to holistic, and mechanical to organic. In the rapidly evolving businesses and dynamic digital economic systems, making disruptive change is critical but challenging for the company’s long term surviving and thriving. How to make some necessary breakdowns and overcome barriers on the way to reinvent a digital organization?

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