There are many new ideas and organisational models for modern companies to choose from, but any one example is unlikely to be a perfect match for your needs. We analyse each model in terms of the capabilities it can create, and we help organisations choose the best techniques and patterns to achieve their goals.
We like to work with small multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate a distributed transformation process involving a much wider network of people throughout the organisation. This approach, working through influence and networks against a common set of capability goals, is a great way to spread new ways of working and make the most of all the different groups and functions that are needed for transformation to succeed.
In every organisation, outside of the formal project structures, there are many more enthusiastic individuals who want to help the organisation work in a more modern, connected way. Mobilising these ‘change agents’ is a great way to create a passionate network to spread new ideas, practices and behaviours.
Enterprise social networks provide access to the wider ‘human sensor network’ of the organisation, and our method involves these people in making sense of change and helping to assess its results in close to real-time. This makes transformation everybody’s responsibility and can provide a great boost to employee engagement.
A TYPICAL PROGRAMME
An agile framework to co-ordinate work on:
- Coalition building: developing and working with change agent networks
- Org models: a toolkit of new structures, techniques and new ways of working
- Tech platforms: service-oriented approach for distributed work, sharing & connecting
- Leadership: leadership guidelines (and future leaders) for the new world of work
- Culture & practice: a conversation with the organisation about suitable methods
- Process improvement: identifying and fixing processes that block new ways of working
SELECTED BLOG POSTS
Last Friday I hosted our first ever #PS_Salon discussion on Twitter, conducting a retrospective of the Digital Workplace. Hearing what the Digital Workplace community have learned over the last 20+ years and speculating on what will come next proved to be a fertile...
As technologies continue to advance and the amount of information grows, "keeping up" can feel overwhelming. This is not going to change, in fact, it will worsen as technologies and work environments continue to evolve. An employees' learning agility is a critical...
Last week, I took part in two events at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) concerned with the future of the accounting profession and its firms. This followed on from the work we did with the Institute on the Future Firms report, which...
In the world of transformation, there are many buzzwords and mis-used terms that can confuse the message. The term 'digital transformation' is often used quite loosely to describe anything from digitisation through to new digital products and services, but it is worth...
The circular conversation about robots taking all the jobs rumbles on. In some industries however we see the dawning realisation that automation is not occupation-focussed, but task focussed, and the composition of tasks dictates how fast a role will be automated....
This weeks curator, Laura-Jane Parker, considers the role internal communications should fill for digital-age organisations. Last week, I was able to take some time away from work to attend a showcase of award-winning digital workplaces from across the world. Internal...
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