Capabilities is a foundation to build a solid corporate brand.
Our world becomes over-complex and uncertain, in order to adapt to the ever-evolving ecosystem dynamic, the capability development cycle is significantly shortened to develop dynamic competency for enabling changes.
Integral capability: Capabilities, especially at the integral level may include dependencies, one is part of another or depends on another. The concept of “integral” often refers to mixing a few nonlinear capabilities that build dynamic business competency. An integral capability enables us to create something new out of something existing, reaching the new horizon out of an old vision in making transcendence for reaching the next level of business discovery and autonomy.
High-responsible businesses are able to integrate people-centric processes into dynamic capabilities; integrate modular capabilities into more complex capabilities; and integrate relevant capabilities into differentiated competencies, to implement their business strategy.
Capability synthesis: It takes both detailed and holistic pictures to understand how the “part” interconnected with the ”whole.” Capability synthesis involves integrating quality information, bridging siloed functions or structures, optimizing business processes, binding up varying business components, and using IT as a threshold to synthesize a unique set of core competency.
Capability synthesis is the right combination of capability coherence and innovation. The synthetic capabilities usually are difficult to duplicate, as there are organizational learning and cultural ingredients in it, so it takes time to refine and differentiate. To expedite capability development cycle, embed agility in processes, make iterative delivery and continuous improvement.
Capability criticality: The business management needs to assess whether the capability which exists is sufficient to meet the needs of their strategies. Assessing criticality of capability helps the business management set the right priority by balancing short-term and long term perspectives, to enable strategy management and build their business long term advantage.
An objective assessment of capability includes the importance of each capability to the enterprise; different weighting may be applied to capability-strategy mapping, ensuring you have a set of differentiated capabilities to enable strategy management and build long term business advantage.
High mature capability can only be developed and sustained via strong governance discipline. Organizational processes underpin business capabilities; and culture nurtures capability coherence. Capabilities is a foundation to build a solid corporate brand.