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Emerging organizational design practices focus less on traditional hierarchical organizational structures and more on creating systems that facilitate innovation and adaptability. These systems emphasize informal networks, team-based structures, and collaboration within and across organizational boundaries. Organizational design practices based on such systems require a commitment to openness and the integration of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), that enable collaboration and allow the organization to focus on high-value activities.
Organizations face an increasingly unpredictable and complex environment. More than ever, there is a need for organizations to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing conditions. Implementing emerging practices that emphasize openness, innovation, new technologies, and teams-based structures can help organizations thrive in today’s business environment.
Analyze informal informational and influence networks and leverage them to enable flexibility and responsiveness to a changing environment.
Structuring and implementing agile, team-based structures that are self-organizing and quickly receive and respond to bottom-up feedback.
Developing external collaboration relationships with partner organizations and individuals to augment, fill or replace business-critical skill sets and capabilities.
Evaluating artificial intelligence and related technologies' abilities to impact major work processes and resulting organization redesign decision-making.