Society is transforming.
Enterprises transform from traditional towards modern types of organizations.
Do you want to have a showcase for such kind of transformation?
I designed Polliance to become a modern type of organization. Let me show you how. It just involves one transition in thinking on how organizations should be designed.
The simplified traditional version of organization design implies three steps:
- Define the entity. The business. With its purpose. Its function. Its services and processes. When you want to have a bakery: have your location in your town, have your legal status, Have your ovens, your shop, the bakery
- have your team. The bakers. Shop assistants. Marketers. And so on. Have them skilled.
- have your resources. Get your flour, yeast, water and so on …
Then you are in business.
This is a top down process.
- Envision your business as some kind of whole and define its parts
- Have a team to join that operate on those parts
- Have resources for your team to operate with.
Then, If everything functions well you are in business. In the example you have your bakery.
For Polliance I turn this traditional top down process around. And make a modern kind of bottom up process of it. See the picture
- Start with the resources. In my case the expertise on Enterprise Polarism. This gives birth to the Academy.
- Come to communities. This gives birth to the Alliance of Professionals and the Alliance of Business Partners such as clients and their vendors.
- Come to entities. Let them emerge. Like client-dedicated consultancy teams. This gives birth to the Artistry.
This reversal in the approach of creating Polliance raises many questions and has many implications, as you might consider. Therefore in next three blogs I will go into some of these questions and implications, so you can get more understanding what it is to work with modern types of organizations.
And the knife cuts both ways. You also get an understanding how I plan to help you in creating solutions for your organization, either it is a traditional kind of organization, a modern one, or it is in transition from being a traditional organization to becoming a modern organization, which is the most interesting process to understand.
What do you think that are the implications of turning the process of organizational design upside down like I did for Polliance? What questions do you have in this matter?
Can you state one or two of them in the comment box below?
Proceed in good fortune