Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Monthly Organizational Structure Tuning: Heralding an Ecological Digital Organization Jan. 2020

Heralding an ecological digital organization needs to emphasize participation, relationships, communication, and collaboration and unlock business performance and potential continually.

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. From an organizational structure perspective, how can you fine-tune the digital dimensions of your organizational development to harness innovation?

 Heralding an Ecological Digital Organization

Heralding an Ecological Digital Organization Digitalization makes a profound impact from a specific function to the business as a whole, building an organization of the future is not too far away. Digital organizations are hyper-connected and interdependent. They need to have an in-depth understanding of the gains and pains of organizational design and development. They should also renew themselves periodically to cope with the change effectively to the best of their ability. Heralding an ecological digital organization needs to emphasize participation, relationships, communication, and collaboration and unlock business performance and potential continually.

Running a “Boundaryless” Digital Organization Today’s digital businesses are nonlinear, volatile, interdependent, and uncertain. Digital blurs the geographical, functional, organizational, and even industrial borders nowadays. It means that organizations today need to be fast and flexible, have less boundary but better abilities for dots connections Tso that the business can adapt to changes effectively and innovate continually. Here are three aspects of running a “boundaryless” digital organization.

How to Instrument Real Time Digital Organization Digital means the fast pace of changes, overwhelming growth of information, and fierce competition. In the digital dynamic where innovation threatens to tear down legacy systems and practices just as it generates new opportunities, it's natural to fear the unknown, question the unproven, be skeptical of the latest digital trends, and be hesitant to take action. Still, the key differentiator between the digital leaders and laggards is the speed to change and how they respond to the dynamic business environment. The high mature digital organizations are highly conscious about what’s happening in their environment, with the ability to adapt to change timely, grasp opportunities, and prevent risks effectively. Here are three aspects to run a real-time digital organization.

How to Keep Organization Grow and Flow Organizations, like individuals, need to be in flow to operate smoothly. An organization achieves this state of equilibrium through its management layers. In other words, an organization can approach the flow zone when the positions in its hierarchy have clear, accountable tasks. To put simply, how to keep organizations flow and grow into digital masters?

What is the ideal Digital Organizational Structure? Due to the hyper-connectivity of digital nature, the trend toward a softer and flatter organization structure is clear. And surely it is the right direction, as speed is a key imperative these days and “silo” mentality as a product of rigid hierarchy hinders flexibility. However there are certain limits from an organizational design perspective, and there is a long way ahead of building a high performing digital organization with an optimized organizational structure.

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