Rapid technological and economic changes mean flexible organizations enjoy an advantage over companies that are stuck in their ways. Promote flexibility by encouraging your workforce to find new and better ways of doing business and by being brave enough to abandon ineffective policies. For example, technological developments often alter the playing field. Companies that were competitive are suddenly behind the eight ball.
By contrast, most major corporations are heavily layered, bureaucratic, and stifled by complex webs of reporting lines that weigh-down leadership and smother talent.
In order to compete in this environment, we believe organizational structure must evolve to unlock the potential within enterprises and unleash the latent power in networked teams.
Under this new model, predictable efficiency gives way to rapid adaptability. Smaller is actually better. We are not suggesting that an oil super-major or global consumer business giant needs to look like the latest start-up, but we are suggesting that the current designs of these massive organizations often crush the free-flowing energy and culture that makes teams of small disrupters so successful.
Download the report Four steps to unlocking flexible design This paper explores the four main elements for building a flexible, team-based, and networked organization that is capable of competing effectively in a complex environment and adapting quickly to an uncertain future.
Research shows that only one-third of large companies that embark on a major change effort accomplish their original goals.
One of the main reasons is that any transformation effort must overcome fierce potential resistance. Organizational units facing the following challenges are potential candidates:Technical change and evolving work models are leading to new demands for a more flexible and lifelong educational system, while at the same time providing the basis for new .
The Changing Organization of Work and the Safety and Health of Working People. Disclaimer ever, much remains to be done and new challenges are always on the horizon.
This is certainly labor, and adopted more flexible and lean produc-tion technologies. Supervisors’ job responsibilities are changing.
As both individuals and members of an organization’s managerial team, supervisors need to prepare themselves to adapt successfully to a rapidly changing business environment. A flexible organization responds to change by growing, recognizing change as inevitable and learning to use it to maximize competitiveness.
A flexible organization responds to change by growing, recognizing change as inevitable and learning to use it to maximize competitiveness. Efficiency.
A flexible company is willing to try new. Unlocking the flexible organization Organizational design for an uncertain future. Have a clear vision and vocal executive commitment to making the new model work, driving culture change.
Enhance transparency and empower employees to be autonomous to improve decision making.