Monday, May 31, 2021


Running a high-adaptive business does not mean chaos, it means to build the cornerstone of a self-regulating system.

Business environment today is dynamic and ever-evolving. With frequent disruptions and increasing pace of changes, how successful the organization can handle digital disruption depends on how fast and capable they can process information to gain real-time feedback with incremental consciousness, as well as how proactively they can possibly apply themselves in the dynamic business world to drive changes proactively.

Develop adaptability through openness, create mutual interest communities, be able to seek ways and means of adjusting your perspective and those around you: Change is a continuum with increasing speed. The inflection point arrives when the change curve is fully understood, and change inertia is minimized via common understanding about the necessity and imperatives of changes, the traditional mindsets have been rebooted, and the majority of people are on the journey that the real results start to emerge. From a management perspective, try to see more different perspectives without pushing toward the one that you think is the truth. When there is an interchange of thoughts, we begin accepting and opening to newness and transforming to innovate together.

Flexible digital leaders and professionals do not focus on hierarchy but on ideas, innovation, openness, and problem-solving, to bridge the collaboration gap for harmonizing business partnerships and improve the collective business capabilities. Listen and hear what people are saying or trying to say. Capturing their ideas and creativity but always remembering to share yours. Social collaboration helps to pinpoint your expert rather than assertion, allowing organizations to identify the strength of these relationships and how information flows between the groups. And enable companies to recognize change agents or innovators wisely.

Develop adaptability to identify common, yet flexible processes that introduce focus and lubricate frictions: There is a structural beauty in truly complex or self-organizing systems in which the conscious recognition and use of the complexity inherently lead to greater simplicity. Such systems are more likely to be able to hold true to their purpose rather than become self-adaptive systems that lose sight of their original aims. Technically, the smart process needs to have dynamic aspects to it, can handle ad-hoc and exceptional matters so smoothly, have such process intelligence and 'know' enough to be rigorous, flexible and resilient. The exponential growth of information and emerging technologies enable the company to process and refine one of their most invaluable assets - data, capture the rising opportunities and identify hidden risk, with the goal to run a real-time people-centric business by building the process of making a company's products and services extraordinarily relevant to the wants, needs or desires of customers.

In the data-abundant digital world, it is important to leverage information & logic but also channel creativity for solving tough business problems or challenges. Cross-functional collaboration to delight customers and engage employees is critical for improving the business’s long-term prosperity. Organizations start to leverage collaborative tools to make formerly invisible patterns of social interaction more visible; and apply such information to boost employee engagement and encourage creativity. Together, these flexible teams, with extensive experience, are resolute, responsive, adaptive, able to speed up the decision-making process, and find alternative ways to do things. They understand the difference between influence and authority and, therefore, are completely at their own ease in influencing and participating in the team to unlock performance. Knowledge is power. It is possible to see what enables us to be self-adaptive organisms is an information-driven process feeding and sustaining it. This is an interesting and never finished journey of sustaining an innovative problem-solving continuum with speed.

Develop adaptability via negotiating win-win outcomes, increasing self-confidence and performance in others, getting yourself and others into actions: Self-adaptation is faster if made with the full involvement of people in organizational change, without making "big plans" or "blueprint.” The winning companies continuously invest in their team’s skills (technical, professional, and leadership) and balance control and autonomy. Instead of relying on change management dictated from the top, organizations will be populated with knowledge workers who leverage collaboration platforms and tools to create fresh ideas in conjunction with each other, thereby radically disrupting organizational structures, hierarchy, and job titles, generating informal structures or teams to enforce adaptability.

Achieving the goal is winning. Winning doing what you are passionate about is just the best thing that can happen to you! Set the goal and work to achieve it with passion and a sincerity of purpose. Any business initiatives, especially change should be viewed as an "opportunity" for solving business problems, improving employee productivity, delighting customers, cutting costs or optimizing products/services/processes. Any sort of engagement initiative needs to be authentic as opposed to manipulative and have the goal of creating a win-win outcome for customers, employees, managers, shareholders and society at large. Teams gravitate towards self-organization, have the discipline to do the work well in a dynamic business environment, and demonstrate the high-level of organizational maturity.

Running a high-adaptive business does not mean chaos, it means to build the cornerstone of self-regulating system, encourage transparency, improve innovation capacity, and build a self-regulating and self-adaptive system which is able to reconfigure its own structure and change its own behavior for making "conscious" business choices, and, responding to environmental changes proactively.


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