Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Consider the world as self-organized but interlaced environments, humans are vehicles of natural evolution and cultural solutions.

Rapid changes, uncertainty, constant disruptions, and fierce competitions in the business environment are the driving force for the organizations to keep changing and innovating.

 Organizational management today needs to uplift business spirit, build differentiated organizational competencies, shape a high-mature business which is sophisticated for complex problem-solving, adaptive to rapid change, innovative to create unique business value structurally. 

Uplift the organization from the comfort zone to the growth trajectory: Digital enterprises are inherently complicated, in face of fierce competition and unprecedented uncertainty, the highly intensive changes do not happen in isolation from each other in predictable ways. The traditional organizational management based on silo and command & control style gradually loses its steam because the speed of change is increasing and knowledge is growing exponentially. Individuals and organizations need to step out of the comfort zone to the growth trajectory, act as a complex system feeding, ameliorate change effects and renew business energy.

To uplift business from functioning to delight, the management must capture a holistic business view, optimize business management capacity with a keen eye to grasp growth opportunities, manage risks, and build the differentiated capabilities to create business synergy. It focuses on developing a set of good principles, eliminating unnecessary complexity, enhancing necessary complexity, harnessing communication to build trustworthy relationships and increasing transparency. It lifts business from “keeping the light on,” upto the next cycle of growth and unleash system potential of business.

Uplift business professionals from “me too” skill fit to mind fit with a unique set of professional competency:
Organizations are made by people and run for people. People centricity is the ultimate goal companies across industries are pursuing. Thus, people are essentially the most important creative engine to lift the business up to the next cycle of business transformation. Investing and delighting people is critical for unleashing the potential of the business by encouraging people to improve their level of competency from competitive necessities to do certain works to competitive differentiators to make high achievement.

Today's knowledge workforce is a technology savvy new breed with the key characteristics of multi-generation, multiculture, and multi-devicing. Corporate leaders should always look for capabilities and skills that they don't have so that they can build a winning team and complement each other. They advocate authenticity, autonomy, encourage business professionals to build a unique set of professional competency, orient people and make them aware of the inclusiveness in their organization or team, help them understand the value of harnessing the unique competency of the organization. They apply the principle of empathy, being able to relate to people's feelings, bring out their potential, and develop them to be in line with the vision and mission of the organization.

Uplift corporate culture from culture-awareness to cultural- intelligence
: Culture is corporate spirit, often coming from the top, revealing in people’s collective mindset, attitude and behavior. We can learn a lot from different mindsets, cultures and positions, so organizations as a whole can be competitive enough to keep surging further. Different cultures may have different thought patterns as our thinking is shaped by our environment and our experiences. It is the policies, procedures, rewards, and retributions that groom advanced minds and drive good behavior; it is the employee behavior that expresses culture continually.

Culture is not something that can be dictated and followed such as a new policy or rule from top-down management. Organizational culture expression shouldn’t be read on the surface. People are dynamic, culture is induced by mindset and attitudes. A mind with cultural intelligence is adaptable and flexible. Organizational leaders need to know people deeply, create bonds with respect and trust, share their viewpoints, understand their value, motivation and priority, get anyone they work with energized and involved, not just recognize culture, but transcend the culture from apathy to empathy, from culture-awareness to cultural-intelligence, for making collective progress.

Consider the world as self-organized but interlaced environments, humans are vehicles of natural evolution and cultural solutions. An organic digital organization consists in being able to break away from static, stale, and slow patterns, the business leaders and professionals need to continue to learn, keep building unique competencies, make continuous adjustment, improve organizational responsiveness, manageability and overall organizational maturity.


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