Monday, October 24, 2022


Understanding interdisciplinary logic underneath the complexity of global organizations and business ecosystems could be at the tipping point for leading transformational changes.

The world is diverse, nonlinear, and ambiguous today, the multifaceted perspectives unfold into a broader iterative growth & balance continuum. Interdisciplinary logic has both artistic sentiment and scientific discipline to identify crucial issues, clarify cause-effect when evaluating activities for changes, especially at the global scope.

 Organizational leaders need to realign their purpose, talent with the role they play to make influence, keep recharging energy; sense, feel, imagine and intuit possibilities in the breakdowns, encourage cross boundary collaborative attitude and actions for reaching higher than expected outcomes, advancing organizations and societies to the higher level of maturity.

Holistic thought leadership with global insight and foresight: Organizations and the world are complex nowadays. It’s important for organizational leaders and professionals to apply a multidimensional thinking box to understand global context and sustain diversified viewpoints into holistic perspectives without enlarging cognitive gaps, unconscious bias and causing too many side effects. It's a strategic imperative to frame the expanded thinking box to see the ever changing world via the multi-dimensional lenses, practice holistic thought leadership with global insight and foresight; deepening understanding of how others think and value empathetically.

Today’s internet-based world is much more hyper-connected and interdependent, with dynamic aspects. There are leaders from the twentieth century whose profiles are very different from what is required for a leader in a hyperconnected and interdependent digital world. An insightful leader has a holistic vision to advocate changes, bridge cognitive gaps, shape global innovation agenda, and make a vision reality. It requires us to be willing to listen to diverse viewpoints, broaden the perspective to fix misperceptions, and develop a more enriched leadership profile that advocates inclusiveness, innovativeness, and progression. Without strong leadership, organizations would fail to increase value and competitive edge in a global economy.

Integral capabilities for managing a global supply chain, leadership development, workforce planning & growth: Compared to the industrial era with static information and overly restrictive boundaries in the last century, it is a “paradigm shift.” from a “multinational” organization that adapts the operations of each country or regional unit for local needs to a “global” company with standardized, but also agile and integrated processes to optimize supply chain, harness workforce management, enhance leadership integration, and catalyze innovation. The balance and integration of global and local needs is the extent to which organizations pursue the optimal mix of local preferences and nuances along with established global knowledge and standards.

Every market is a fertile ground for new ideas. Due to the complexity and interdependence of digital new normal, you need a directional guide; you are scanning the external environment and making sure that business leaders and professionals can see patterns, and trends that are going to have an impact on your company’s ability to continue to thrive and grow. It means to have the better opportunities to connect the dots across the geographical, functional, organizational, industrial, or generational boundaries, and integrate multidisciplinary methodology to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, orchestrate transformative change, and improve organizational agility and resilience.

Advocate common values, set common standards, apply interdisciplinary approach to solve global problems systematically: In a more volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and globally distributed world, the problem-solving thought processes and practices will not be simple for many of today’s complex issues, especially at the global scope. As the boundary between hard & soft science is blurred, Interdisciplinary logic is the very clue to see things from different angles, connect wider dots and talented people with cross-disciplinary expertise to glue up integral solutions and unlock the business performance. Knowledge leaders and professionals today need to be more open to embrace diverse opinions, take a holistic worldview that looks at problems or issues in such a way that a solution emerges through cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration.

Problems today are complex as nonlinearity, hyper-diversity, unpredictability, etc, are all causes of unrepeatability. Interdisciplinary knowledge involving cognitive science, sociology, culturology, psychology, philosophy, ecology, etc. It helps the business leaders and professionals to not only work in the box but also across the multiple boxes, broadening the understanding of interrelationships; deepening the thoughts about root causes of many complex issues, rather than getting stuck at the symptoms only. For large -scale problem-solving, an interdisciplinary scenario for problem-solving is a structural process to integrate premium solutions by eliminating unnecessary complication, lowering cost, and optimizing processes in a structural way.

Nowadays the digital world has become so hyper-connected and interdependent, to deal with an increasing pace of changes, we will be confronting a number of high-complex problems, a fundamental change in thinking is required to tackle the talent shortfall, understand and handle issues from different angles, and come up with great solution that goes between flexibility and hard process. Understanding interdisciplinary logic underneath the complexity of global organizations and business ecosystems could be at the tipping point for leading transformational changes. As a global leader, it’s always important to convey your leadership philosophy, develop interdisciplinary expertise, and amplify leadership influence holistically.


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