It has been quite a while since I wrote a blog entry. This is mostly due to the volume of work I have been experiencing. However, I have recently been able to reflect on how we are trying to reshape our organisation in the UK and how we are working with a number of our clients to implement IT infrastructure and BPM processes to underpin and support their organisational change.
Many leading firms understand the need to fundamentally transform their organisations if they are to succeed in the future. Their objective is remove change-resistant, rigid hierarchical organisational structures to become more open and dynamic. The firms most likely to succeed are those best positioned to build an entrepreneurial spirit among staff and to build long-term relationships with suppliers, partners and customers alike so that the firm has more people willing to challenge entrenched thinking and champion change. They need more people who approach problems creatively; more effective listeners; better communicators; skilled relationship builders; strong negotiators; skilled, diverse business and social networkers; people they can trust to act autonomously and they need people who combine many these qualities.
How does this affect your business? From an IT perspective you will need to implement systems and policies to support people working unusual hours, from remote locations and on the technologies of their choice You will need to provide the ability for staff to build and develop multiple diverse networks that reach out to a wider and wider pool of potential contacts. From an HR perspective you will need to adopt a more flexible approach to hiring talent and your senior management must be committed and lead the effort to drive through these changes.
I am committed to helping driving through these changes at Axispoint and we are working with a number of clients to help provide the IT systems and HR Processes to underpin their change process.