Tuesday, October 18, 2022


Cross-functional effort and multidisciplinary and multidimensional planning and implementation is beneficial for achieving business management coherence.

In today's dynamic or unstable business circumstances, business excellence is difficult to achieve because it is both art and science, hard and soft; centralization & decentralization; decisions and acting, quantity and quality. The very goal of business initiative management is to set the right priority, align key success factors of the business, streamline business resource, process, capability, capacity to improve overall organizational effectiveness and maturity. 

It is a broader arena which has to connect more non-linear dots and take multi-disciplinary understanding and capabilities to achieve high performance results with continuous deliveries.

It’s important to initiate strategic communication for driving seamless alignment and strategic implementation : Communication is a means to an end, not the end itself. The end goal is to gain knowledge, reflect on how profound your thinking or how persuasive your communication is. Each department has a role to play in strategy implementation. Organize a total immersion communication and dialogue program for senior and middle-level management groups to buy-in. It’s all about striking the right balance to communicate effectively and achieve the end goals effortlessly. Senior leaders play a critical role in setting principles and policies, and sustaining diversified viewpoints into holistic perspectives without enlarging cognitive gaps and causing too many side effects.

In management practice, there is a blend of two different methodologies - storytelling and visual maps to facilitate the communication process. The visual map gives people the whole business situation and the story telling conducted by leaders provides the meaning of business transformation. Strategic communication needs to be more engaging, creative, profound, not only pay attention to what has been said but pay more attention to what’s not being said, to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, functional silo and holistic corporate view; reality and vision statement. The organization can benefit from systematic management discipline, along with structured approaches to keep creative energy flow, manage workflow effectively, and implement business initiatives via cross-functional communication & collaboration.

It’s imperative to get a deep understanding of crucial business issues, build transparent problem-solving processes, and implement business initiatives smoothly:
Business planning and implementation are complementary processes that only balance each other and can produce meaningful outcomes. It requires that you understand your business from a cross-functional process perspective, identify key strategic processes, keep optimizing, develop people-centric processes from a cross-functional process perspective and implement business initiatives efficiently.

In the context of workforce centric, goal-driven processes in which knowledge workers are collectively working on achieving shared process goals, cross-functional processes will overtake hierarchical control to increase business effectiveness and efficiency. Information is the connection between two processes and a process is the connection between two information "states" Information synchronization can lead to the smooth alignment process of ensuring all organization action is directed to achieving common strategic goals and objectives. Through digital synchronization, organizations can establish more sustainable and transformational capabilities to implement strategic business initiatives smoothly.

It is essential for the entire company to develop a holistic capacity planning to improve business initiative portfolio effectiveness and business maturity: Strategic planning guides and touches all aspects of the organization, thus, its implementation will never be simple, it’s important to build organizational capacity, apply the best fit methodologies that simplify the strategy implementation. Organizations have limited assets, resources, talent, and time, capacity planning needs to be part of the corporate initiative management. Achieve coherence between actual capability and the strategic objectives that have been defined, addresses in outline how the strategic initiatives portfolios can be managed effectively.

Technically, the arrival of capacity on demand helps businesses move closer to enhance organizational harmony and efficacy. It’s important to explore your center of gravity or bridge capacity gaps such as, an inability to build momentum and increase the tempo of operations; a waste of time, emotional energy and other resources invested in work, etc. If all the departments in an organization practice capacity planning, you will be a step further to improve business transparency and agility. And more than methodologies, the business initiative management needs a group of elements/tools to assure it can be implemented smoothly to achieve higher than expected business results.

Plan is nothing unless it is implemented smoothly. Cross-functional effort and multidisciplinary and multidimensional planning and implementation is beneficial for achieving business management coherence. Business management should allow autonomy, maintain a balance between exploration and exploitation; compensate for short-term and short-range attention of the daily operations, with long-term broad-range vision and strategic advantages. It presents the recognizable digital rhythm to keep the business moving forward with the right pace and drive digital transformation steadfastly.


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