Monday, February 28, 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?


Hybrid Organizational Structure

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.

InnerHybrid Digital Management Disciplines The digital paradigm has many dimensions, it is like to solve a jigsaw puzzle with thousands of pieces, easy to get lost when trying to capture the big picture. Digital transformation is the journey for solving problems caused by "conflict," "out of balance," and “lack of logic.” It has to expand into every dimension of the organization with a structural approach. Thus, digital management is a hybrid and holistic discipline with mixed management styles for managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working such as cross-functional communication and collaboration, organizational structure design, change management, talent development, digital business readiness, and stakeholder management, etc.

Innate Fine Tune the Organizational Structure for Breakthrough Innovation Innovation is to transform novel ideas and achieve its business value. However, for most of the organizations, innovation, especially breakthrough innovation, is still serendipity. There are many factors that determine innovation success. From an organizational structure perspective, how can you get well organized for managing innovation more effectively?

Organizational Structure Design Maturity The organizational structure carries inherent business capabilities as to what can be achieved within its frame. The pyramidal structured organization brings up a certain level of efficiency, but an overly rigid hierarchy becomes the very obstacle to stop the digital flow. Misaligned structures or disconnect functions reinforce a non-innovation friendly climate and stifle business changes. With increasing changes, horizons and speed are crucial for business success today. Organization development is to help organizations get better by providing an environment within which employees at all levels are inspired and allowed to commit their best in the organization's long term success.

Digital Workforce Hybridity As our digitized world becomes hyper-connected, over-complex and interdependent, digital system themes with all the aggregates-spanning business challenges, paradoxes and opportunities bring organizations further towards the challenges of constructing and enacting "hybrid realities" across individuals, teams, looser groups, organizations, network-enterprises, and holistic digital ecosystems. The digital paradigm that is emerging is the sociological organization which is alive, holistic, vibrant, energetic, responsive, fluid, innovative and resilient with hybridity of knowledge, processes, workforce, and competencies.

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