Borderless jobs and agile structures: How to build a future-proof organisation

Written by Dr Guna Seelan Rethinam FCMI Thursday 18 April 2024
Seven ways organisations can enable people to drive change and innovation
Image: Shutterstock / Gorodenkoff

“We cannot ignore the daily demands of running a company, which traditional hierarchies and managerial processes can still do very well. What they do not do well is identify the most important hazards and opportunities early enough, formulate creative strategic initiatives nimbly enough, and implement them fast enough.” – John Kotter, Harvard Business School

Business disruption, societal upheaval and rapid technological shifts bring constant pressure for organisations to innovate. Leaders feel the need to find quick fixes to workforce issues to maintain their organisations’ competitive edge. 

Indeed, in Gartner’s 2023 CEO Survey, 32% of CEOs indicated that the workforce is one of their top three priorities. 

Organising a workforce to align with work processes is fundamental to organisational design. This article discusses how organisational design and development drive change and innovation in an organisation.

Read more: How to build future-proof organisations


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