Empowerment & Governance
To succeed in the Digital Shift, an organizational equilibrium that delivers scale & productivity as well as speed & creativity is needed!
Digital Empowerment & Governance
CxOs face the challenge to invent the new (Explore the FUTURE) while having to outperform in the current core (Exploit the TODAY). Organization development and management paradigms need to reflect the emerging reality and find new answers how to organize and steer the business.
The ambidextrous* paradigm has a renaissance as it outlines how organizations can build capabilities to both “Explore” and “Exploit” at the same time. With our proprietary research we identified the complementary capabilities to embrace disruption, deliver performance and create organization advantage.
* “Ambidexterity” is the state of being equally adapted in the use of both left and right hand. Organizations can be called ‘ambidextrous’ when continuously solving the trade-off between the ability to explore (speed & creativity) and exploit (scale & productivity), O’Reilly III, C. A./ Tushman, M. L. (2008): Ambidexterity as a dynamic capability: Resolving the innovator’s dilemma. Research in Organizational Behavior 28 (2008)
- Scale & Productivity
- Control & Monitor
- Cause and Effect
- Speed & Creativity
- Trial & Error
- Cause an Effect!
Build sustainable organizational advantage
Success in the Digital world requires companies to master the challenging balancing act of achieving scale & productivity, speed and creativity at the same time to reach a new equilibrium of organization stability. To do so, three steps are needed:
- First, the new paradigm has to go beyond a normative imperative. There is no silver bullet for organizational development anymore.
- Second, development requires a modular approach consisting of organizational capabilities that build a self-reinforcing system.
- Third, organizational development requires a much more elevated link with strategy development.