Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Monthly Foresight: Re-Imagine the Future of Workplace May. 2020

 In an ideal digital workplace, the organizational structure is solid enough to keep people or things in order; but fluid enough to keep information and idea flow.

The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most desired trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing.

Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? How to lead toward the digital future effortlessly?

    Re-Imagine the Future of Workplace 

Decipher the Ideal Digital Workplace & Workforce Compared to traditional industrial organizations running as a mechanical system, digital organizations are more like the living things which need to grow more organically and become more fluid to adapt to changes with self-renewal capabilities. In an ideal digital workplace, the organizational structure is solid enough to keep people or things in order; but fluid enough to keep information and idea flow. What are further perspectives to decipher the ideal digital workplace and nurture the creative and productive digital workforce?

Build a Vibrant Workplace to Catalyze Change As changes are expedited for both individuals and businesses, neither business nor life is linear these days, a digital workplace encompasses so much and has fewer boundaries and more dimensions to expand. The digital management has to break down silos and traditional “command and control” management style, design, enable and enforce an inspirational and inclusive working environment to catalyze changes and maximize the full business potential.

Enforcing Creativity in the Digital Organization Many forward-looking organizations are shifting from the industrial silo mode to interconnected innovation mode. Innovation is a systematic process to transform novel ideas for achieving its business value. Everyone possesses a certain level of creativity. But collectively, how does creativity manifest itself in the workplace? What's the best work environment for creativity? And how to put people at the center of business? Here is the creativity triangle with three vertices in the digital organization.

The Characteristics of Digital Workplace Due to the “VUCA” characteristics of business new normal, the digital workplace today needs to become dynamic and informative. Traditional hierarchical lines will phase out and a collective of the business partnership will emerge. The digital transformation won’t happen overnight, organizations need to work collaboratively to set the strategy, and achieve organizational goals, invest in the cultivation of capacity for change, innovation, and strategy implementation.

Revitalize Digital Workforce to be Future-Ready With the faster pace of changes and continuous disruptions, companies across vertical sectors have huge pressures to survive and thrive in today’s hypercompetitive economic dynamic. They are at the transition stage from operating a mechanical organization to running a dynamic digital living business. Digital organizations are the mixed bag of something old and new; physical building and virtual platform, with a diverse workforce working in different functions running varying speeds. A digital workplace encompasses so much that it's hard to isolate it from other dimensions of the enterprise. What is the logical scenario to overcome challenges and revitalize the digital workforce to be future-ready?

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