Tuesday, February 28, 2023


The very goal of business initiative management is to set the right priority, streamline business resources, process, capability, capacity to improve organizational competency.

Digital disruptions are inevitable, and business transformation is unstoppable. Organizations shouldn’t just respond to them in a reactive way. Businesses today need nothing less than a paradigm shift in their thinking about the fundamentals of how organizations work to create differentiated business value.

 In reality, many organizations are inundated with numerous problems large or small, and get stuck in the daily busyness. How to build a balanced initiative portfolio with both functional initiatives and interdisciplinary initiatives, quick win or long run focused initiatives, identifying what generates the most value for the company and expressing that in strategic objectives helps managers keep their eyes on what matters, learn to balance competing requirements so you know which hills are worth climbing on.

Innovation initiatives should eventually result in business benefits - be it tangible or intangible: Innovation has advanced many, but if something is missing, stagnation and uncertainty will surface. Innovation has a very low success rate; it means that there is a need for actual work to be happening to understand the basics, so it is possible to have the right innovative thought through a realistic approach.

In today's business innovation implementation scenario where we have to work against all odds, we are cornered to innovate to sustain but with a lot of resistance, as we are not sure about the results. People invest in many failed initiatives because they do not preplan thoughtfully or ignore certain elements required to build capabilities to implement innovation. Hence, it’s important to build a competitive team to contribute on how you come out of the outdated mindset, cultural barriers, and all possible hurdles and drive the innovation initiative effectively to generate business value.

It is really important to focus on a few strategic initiatives and prioritize them effectively: It has been said that the world is changing so fast today, that you need to run as fast as you can to stay where you are. The changing market conditions drive the need to ensure that corporate strategic initiatives are aligned and realigned with operational tasks to achieve expected results. Hence, too much conversation should not cause a time stretch between enunciation and implementation.

It’s important to develop dynamic capability based business initiative programs that translate strategic direction into real changes within the organization. Senior executives should say no to many of the initiatives and just choose a few where they will put most of the resources or people of the company. You are devising the strategy, it needs to be relevant but also general to deal with the changes the organization will naturally experience. Keep the long-term view within the short-term attention and focus of all key players and to facilitate change within the organization.

Forethoughtful companies perceive problems from the outside-in customers’ perspective, take initiatives to produce personalized solutions
: There are more personalized customer experience professionals moving beyond the perceived confines of their traditional practice areas and points of focus. You need to hear what your customers and product specialists say the customers want, what the customers say they want, and what the end-users really want. Partnering with practitioners from other domains such as organizational structural design, change management to extend and hone the design tools to better address the challenges.

You have to satisfy different stakeholders involved to get products/services designed, sold and usable, because of the growing enthusiasm for customer-centered design techniques. The quality of the outcome is inseparable from the influences of the stakeholder directives and the values behind product acceptance. There will inevitably be situations where a teammate will have different focus on customer experience design, balance becomes the key, otherwise you'll end up pushing for solutions that will never happen, and miss chances to fight the battles you can win.

Organization and even industrial territories blur, the business communities broaden their scope and consume all sorts of resources. The business management needs to navigate management blocks and improve the success rate of business initiatives. The very goal of business initiative management is to set the right priority, streamline business resources, process, capability, capacity to improve organizational competency. Business value should be estimated or demonstrated through the rate of productivity increases, the rate of new product, service development, the rate of market share gains, the rate of customer approval and satisfaction gains, or the rate of revenue gains, etc.


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