Friday, January 14, 2022


Forward-looking organizations experiment with different types of organizational structure design to enforce business alignment, enablement, communication, collaboration, and harmony.

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?

  People-Centric Structure 

Innatepeoplecentricity We are in the era of information exponentially and hyper-connectivity, contemporary organizations are all about people-centricity, empathy, innovation, agility, and high-level business maturity. One of the key determinants of whether an organization can move to the personalized digital age is how well it can engage employees, delight customers and truly understand their stakeholders to run a people-centric organization. "People-Centric Organization'' means very different things to different people. The management needs to clarify the concept about what the people-centricity means to their organization, where, and to which extent it is real, as well as how to take initiatives, and who are their ideal workforce to lead the change they would like to see.

InneroganizationalStructureInnovation 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 its parts.

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. From an organizational structure perspective, what is it composed of, and what is the future of digital business and what are the key design characteristics of the digital organizational structure?

Initiatives to Fine-Tune the Organizational Structure The digital organization is an integral business system with policies, cultures, work climates, people (employees, customers, partners, etc.) and processes. To keep digital fit, the organization has to keep optimizing its functional or structural design and management pyramid to achieve a high level of autonomy and the state of digital equilibrium. The whole business ecosystem needs to communicate, negotiate and cooperate with each other for catalyzing changes and harnessing innovation. Here are some fair reasons to fine-tune the organizational structure for streamlining digital flow and improving the organizational maturity.

Venustas in Organizational Design and Harmony Due to rapid change and exponential information algorithms, the emergence of potential opportunities and risks for exploring digital is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern with increasing speed. Organizations today are the mix of old and now, hard and soft, visible and invisible, learning and doing continuum. If the business understands itself in relation to its context, it should be able to determine whether it requires organizational design to become viable.

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