Friday, February 7, 2020

The Monthly Organizational Structure Tuning: Organizational Design Innovation Feb. 2020

Digital is the gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the true meaning and unleash its full potential. 

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?

 Organizational Design Innovation

The Organizational Structure Innovation Digital transformation is the scalable expansion toward multiple directions. The organization should keep tuning its structure and process to become more adaptable. There are different theories of organizational structure innovation and the format of the future of the organization etc. The whole point is how to build a more creative and productive working environment in which the employees’ potential can be unleashed, and business as a whole is superior to the sum of pieces.

The Elegance of Digital Organization Digital makes a profound impact from the specific function to the business as a whole and the entire digital ecosystem. Digital transformation is the scalable expansion toward multiple directions. Digital transformation is to optimize the whole, not the separate silos. Digital is the gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the true meaning and unleash its full potential. The structural elegance of digital organizations can further enforce their strategic responsiveness, operational excellence, and organizational maturity.

Key Design Characteristics of Digital Organizational Structure As we are going forward towards the radical digital transformation, business management is responsible for enabling a collaborative, innovative, and productive working environment. Design thinking does need more recognition as a “mainstream” thinking in business management disciplines and problem-solving processes and practice.

An Architectural Framework as a Playground to Optimize Organizational Design An architectural framework is a collection of knowledge composed of different groups of information and knowledge. The framework is also a playground within which you structure, build and perform your work such as culture, practices, knowledge, know-how; design and plan the future enterprise for helping the organization make a transition from the current state to the future state

Tuning a Learning Organizational Structure? 
To survive in the “VUCA” digital era, dynamism consists in being able to break away from being static, and becoming proactive to ever-evolving changes. The more difficult challenge is not just launching successful teams, but maintaining their motivation and focus, tuning an organizational structure and creating a dynamic environment in which learning is the new norm and happens the whole time. Unlike the closed mechanical system, the digital organization keeps growing, generates patterns, tunes organizational structure, initiates business activities, and above all, creates novelty and builds knowledge over time.

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