Tuesday, December 7, 2021


You need logic to understand complexity and you need complexity to understand simplicity.

We live in a mixed world full of order and chaos, solid and fluid, information and emotion; digital organizations are dynamic and ever-evolving, it’s important to understand the coherent business logic of the whole enterprise, not at the level of part of the organization. 

There is a shift from what an organizational system is to what it does to its context; also a shift from seeing an organizational system as a set of interconnected components to seeing a business system as a set of interwoven logical threads that weave the future of people-centric organization. Logic could be perceived from different angles, but more importantly, needs to be proven, abstracted to a certain level for clarifying sequence and consequences, and improving organizational effectiveness and maturity.

Investment logic:
The very goal of business investment is not about keeping the business running today; it’s about investing the future of the organization by maximizing the full business potential. Before the investment is made, it’s important to identify key performance indicators, and predict specific measurable results from their investment. After the investment is made, it’s critical to keep track of and review upon the financial results of the investment and manage resource, equipment, facility, or cost in an efficient way.

With the fast pace of changes, there is a danger of not having a proper management process to "develop and nurture" business potential. Organizations across the vertical sectors need to be understood and harnessed by all stakeholders to fulfill the business potential. The challenge should be met comfortably by identifying important business areas that need investment for bringing growth opportunities, looking for new avenues of revenue, or enforcing better practices to build business advantage, etc. Beside financial results, it’s also important to evaluate the overall business value from business investment, such as quality, performance, customer satisfaction, and the varying matters that stakeholders consider important to them.

Innovation logic:
Innovation is not serendipitous; information is the intensive piece, and logic is the hidden clue. Quality information opens our mind to connect cross-boundary dots for sparking ideas; clarified logic brings us lucid light to in-depth understanding. In the dynamic business today, innovation logic is often multifaceted. Although linear logic helps to break down things to the pieces, sometimes it ignores the interconnectivity between parts and the whole. The management needs to leverage nonlinear logic to understand dynamic processes and interconnectivity between problems in a managerial context, to improve innovation effectiveness.

Creativity and logic are not two completely different disciplines but are interconnected processes to generate novel ideas or implement them smoothly by integrating multiple processes such as analysis, synthesis, and retrosynthesis at the different phases. In the organizational setting, the innovation logic can be enhanced by building a strong link between enterprise assets and capacity planning to ensure that resources are available before they are needed and enterprise artifacts or assets can be managed effectively to improve innovation success. It takes logic to recognize, filter, deal with or implement ideas, guide teams to make things happen timely and transform a vision into reality smoothly.

Change logic
: Nowadays, there are so many things going on in the business, and there are all sorts of changes p: incremental or transformational change; reactive or proactive changes; technical structural, or people change, etc. Change is inevitable, the dynamic sequence-consequence cycle involves the continual attention to current changes in the organization and its external environment, and how this affects the future of the organization. Top management needs to lead proactively and become really creative on how they architect and implement changes by asking fundamental questions to clarify and follow the right logic and methodology, to ensure their organization is strategically positioned to be ahead of the learning curve and improve the overall success rate of change management.

Change logic is neither linear nor top down only; every person or division adapts to change in a different way at a different speed. Change Management always fails when management thinks they get all the answers, takes fuzzy logic, and they come up with a plan in a vacuum and try to sell it. It is imperative to clarify the logic of change by understanding philosophical “why,'' ``systematic'' where,” insightful “who,” sensible “where,” and technical “know-how,” to make change really happen. In order to execute a successful change management scenario, there is a need to delegate roles and responsibilities of the process, have a strong-honest communication plan in place, enhance business logic, more often nonlinearly. So the teams and employees can focus on the most important things, handle sequence & consequence of change initiatives, to deliver business results continually.

Logic is often nonlinear and multidimensional in today’s “VUCA” world. The high mature digital organizations are highly conscious about what’s happening in their environment, you need logic to understand complexity and you need complexity to understand simplicity. Cross-disciplinary knowledge is often important to lead toward a deeper understanding of interrelationships between parts and the whole, intrinsic-logic behind complex problems in order to come up with better problem-solving scenarios or improve the overall organizational digital maturity.


Hi, I am Lester Ackley CEO at Innotech metal. This engineering and foreign trade company provides the best quality Stainless steel coil suppliers fully trusted by our clients.

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