Achieving the desired impact can sometimes be the result of a very small initiative. This is the magic of non-linear management dynamics.
In face of fierce competition and rapid changes, linear thinking implies the whole is equal to the sum of its parts. Digital organization is dynamic and complex, the degree of business responsiveness depends on how business subsystems interact with each other, and those interactions can be nonlinear, technical, informational, or human.
In many cases, it’s not so effective for solving complex problems because there is always a temptation to use simple linear models to understand highly complex, nonlinear innovation scenarios. So business leaders have to understand issues from different angles and apply interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems smoothly.
Nonlinear logic and different approaches are needed to reach for structural problem-solving: When business systems are not just about linear relationships, they are defined as nonlinear dynamics. The boundaries might have changed based on open conversations, and based on the concept that there are multiple starting points from which one can apply logic to problems.
The nonlinear vertical business logic comes through different characteristics such as mixed structures, hyper diversity, volatility, unpredictability, and increased flux. The application of non-linear thinking has to do with complex problem-solving. Non-linear thinking is less constrictive – letting the creative side of you run rampant because of its inherent lack of structure. being inclusive to appreciate cognitive differences and different points of view.
The purpose of managing business via a nonlinear approach is to ensure that the business as a whole is superior to the sum of pieces: The emergence of potential opportunities for exploring growth, either individually, or collectively, is likely to understand the nature of interdependence and follow a nonlinear pattern as the pervasiveness of the journey of change increases; interdisciplinary science can be applied to management which involves both hard science (engineering, technology, math, etc.) and soft science (anthropology, psychology, sociology, etc.).
The emergent digital technologies and tools help to break down silo paradigms and loosening overly restricted structure, utilize cutting-edge narrow band psychometrics to diagnose, assess and train the core factors of creativity. So programs carried out in the field should be able to achieve a highly tangible benefit to generate value for different functions of the company.
The focal point of nonlinear approach is based on the future trend, based on the varying situations; and based on what the system requires for its long-term sustenance: The concept of “nonlinear” as a concept is representative of what we term emergent properties – sometimes we can control, sometimes, it just happens.
Inclusive leadership, dynamic strategic planning, and risk intelligence process play a role in dealing with uncertainty, ambiguity, to make sure that your company has a methodological digital platform that allows you to manage business initiative in a structural way, and build a creative working environment to unleash full business potential.
Businesses become more dynamic and hyperconnected, organizations have to enable the desirable emergent property, being called synergy because they are the business competency and key differentiator to build high-performing digital businesses. Achieving the desired impact can sometimes be the result of a very small initiative. This is the magic of non-linear management dynamics.