Society is an organization that belongs to us, it is a strategic imperative to frame the fresh mindset to see the ever-changing world via the multi-dimensional lenses.
Compared to the industrial era with static information and overly restrictive boundaries in the last century, today’s internet-based world is hyper-connected, interdependent, diverse, with a multigenerational workforce, multipolar knowledge centers, multi-cultural wisdom, and multidimensional innovation, etc. You can perceive an emergence of a new worldview through a multidimensional lens. These dimensions interact and mutually influence each other, define more than one way to achieve the business goals, and take alternative paths for experimenting and exploring the digital new normal.
Gain an intellectual understanding of the global business context: Think of organizations as nodes along a timeline, a change in each node will have some effects internally on that node but also with other nodes along with the same and even other timelines. The management needs to have an ability to comprehend just how complex it can be to do business around the world. The management function as a large set of small roads are able to carry the “capillary organizational traffic” of emergent cross-border, nonlinear interdependencies across organizational nodes.
The business environment is complex and volatile, the confluence of varying factors, if not tightly managed, leads toward unnecessary tension and poor decision-making. Thus, understanding context is often the first and the important step in understanding, creating the relevant context to make a more lasting solution. Being digital fluent in contextual intelligence aids us in understanding what’s relevant and what’s not. Seeing the context, you are ‘part’ of, allows one to identify the leverage points of the system and then ‘choose’ the ‘decisive’ factors, in the attempt to achieve the set purpose.
Apply interdisciplinary management to improve organizational or societal agility: Our shared world is an interdependent and hyper-connected system with interactive and overlapping components. In some cases, a small effect in one place can cause a cascade of events that produce unproportioned impact. If you look at organization in a different way and think in terms of systems rather than processes, either within the system or between the systems, there are certain levels of structure that exist. Otherwise, the interactions between organizational systems become chaotic and the system will start to break down.
The new age of digital thinking attributes value and purpose to the business ecosystem. we would need to think profoundly about information-abundant human society as well as our progress as a human race. From a management viewpoint, the “organizational design problem,” can be handled via structure tuning, process optimizing, IT application, etc. The focal point of business management is based on the future trends, based on the varying circumstances; and based on what the business requires for its long-term sustenance. The organizational management should build a great mix of organizational elements that enable the organizational interdependence, enforce cross-functional communication and collaboration to improve information fluidity, organizational agility.
Human society as an integral component of the natural world is dynamic, diverse, and keeps evolving: It is considered that the natural world is a living network in which everything is stored. Human societies need to get more understanding and master the natural ecosystem, to create synergy, collaborate with responsibility, build up an open, decentralized organization with purpose on innovation & sustainability across the globe. The more complex the situation is and the world becomes, the more different approaches and role gaming is needed to reach for in-depth understanding, which, again, is ultimately based on individual perception.
The conventional wisdom or stereotyping leads to outdated perceptions which stifle human progress, even drag the world backward and cause more social problems. From a problem solving perspective, global leaders and professionals do not have the same view of the small part of the world that the team is dealing with so that they can complement each other’s viewpoint to analyze the problem, and go more convergent to really hone in on the “why.” Once you figure out what the true problems are and are ready to ideate, you need to leverage divergent thinking to explore the alternative, diverse ideas via open-ended and contextual inquiries.
Society is an organization that belongs to us; it’s strategic imperative to frame the fresh mindset to see the ever-changing world via the multi-dimensional lenses, develop our individual, group, and collective best or next practices to facilitate both the development of fellow citizens and the functioning of our shared global society collaboratively. Only by aligning the outside view with the inside view, can we not only understand the needs of people empathetically, but also the channels needed to support them in this very interconnected world to unlock collective performance with consistent deliveries.