Digital transformation requires

better organisational structures
POST*SHIFT
@leebryant / lee@postshift.com / #SBF14 / Mil...
first: why do firms exist?
first: why do firms exist?
bureaucracy is no longer a defensible position
platforms, ecosystems, relationships are the new power
culture of work is changing, productivity now ‘quantum’
we are making progress with digital transformation
but internal structure remains a barrier for large firms
who cares about old firms; we’re all startups now, right?
the next wave is all about software + hardware + data
10
combinatorial innovation demands real org change
10
combinatorial innovation demands real org change
social technology enables
new ways of working …
but it is only an enabler
which comes first: new tech or new ways of working?
Social on the outside, Taylorist on the inside won’t work
Social on the outside, Taylorist on the inside won’t work
we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
hierarchy is only one dimension of organisational structure
we have many new models that emphasise autonomy
Dual organisation Holacracy
Connected
company
New ad hoc
models and
combin...
we have many new models that emphasise autonomy
Dual organisation Holacracy
Connected
company
New ad hoc
models and
combin...
evolution not revolution: old and new forms can co-exist
Structure
!
•	Decentralised
	•	Resilient
	•	Adaptive & Emergent
	•	Networked
	•	Service-oriented
Culture
!
	•	Open
	•	Cust...
it has never been easier to
grow your own organisational
structure and practice
but where to begin?
find and support islands of good networked practice
then identify areas of the biz that need agility / networks
Services GOV.UK performance Transactions Explorer
Performance ALPHA
GOV.UK overview Departments and policy
GOV.UK performa...
also: give leaders confidence that this works for them
first step: a strategic framework for social business
*-term

/ level
Short- Medium- Long-
Macro
Connect the org better
Col...
SOCIAL
TECHNOLOGY
ORGANISATION
DESIGN
FUTURE
OF WORK
‣ Social Business strategy
‣ E2.0 / SocBiz platforms
‣ Use cases / pr...
thank you for listening :)
thank you for listening :)
{ }Please continue the
conversation with us:
• @leebryant / @postshift
• lee@postshift.com
• ww...
Image credits and references
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/09/25/contest-over-here-is-worlds-coolest-duck/njmlc4n/
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Lee Bryant - Grow your own organizational structure: New forms made possible by social technology

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This talk will look at way social technology opens up new possibilities for organisational design and structure within mature companies, and how we can learn from new models and new management thinking to create more agile, autonomous organisations that are more innovative but cheaper to run

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Lee Bryant - Grow your own organizational structure: New forms made possible by social technology

  1. 1. Digital transformation requires
 better organisational structures POST*SHIFT @leebryant / lee@postshift.com / #SBF14 / Milan
  2. 2. first: why do firms exist?
  3. 3. first: why do firms exist?
  4. 4. bureaucracy is no longer a defensible position
  5. 5. platforms, ecosystems, relationships are the new power
  6. 6. culture of work is changing, productivity now ‘quantum’
  7. 7. we are making progress with digital transformation
  8. 8. but internal structure remains a barrier for large firms
  9. 9. who cares about old firms; we’re all startups now, right?
  10. 10. the next wave is all about software + hardware + data
  11. 11. 10 combinatorial innovation demands real org change
  12. 12. 10 combinatorial innovation demands real org change
  13. 13. social technology enables new ways of working … but it is only an enabler
  14. 14. which comes first: new tech or new ways of working?
  15. 15. Social on the outside, Taylorist on the inside won’t work
  16. 16. Social on the outside, Taylorist on the inside won’t work
  17. 17. we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
  18. 18. we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
  19. 19. we need to recognise the reality of how work gets done
  20. 20. hierarchy is only one dimension of organisational structure
  21. 21. we have many new models that emphasise autonomy Dual organisation Holacracy Connected company New ad hoc models and combinations Cell design
  22. 22. we have many new models that emphasise autonomy Dual organisation Holacracy Connected company New ad hoc models and combinations Cell designCell design
  23. 23. evolution not revolution: old and new forms can co-exist
  24. 24. Structure ! • Decentralised • Resilient • Adaptive & Emergent • Networked • Service-oriented Culture ! • Open • Customer-centric • Innovative • Experience-led • Passion & purpose Practice ! • Agile & Iterative • Data-driven • Collaborative • Task-focused • Podular © Postshift LLP, 2014 target organisational capabilities of a social business
  25. 25. it has never been easier to grow your own organisational structure and practice
  26. 26. but where to begin?
  27. 27. find and support islands of good networked practice
  28. 28. then identify areas of the biz that need agility / networks
  29. 29. Services GOV.UK performance Transactions Explorer Performance ALPHA GOV.UK overview Departments and policy GOV.UK performance Departments and policy Web traffic Departments and policy content had 1.46 million visitors last week, a decrease of 2% from the week before Weekly unique visitors Unique visitors per week to departments and policy and create protected spaces for new ways of working
  30. 30. also: give leaders confidence that this works for them
  31. 31. first step: a strategic framework for social business *-term
 / level Short- Medium- Long- Macro Connect the org better Collaborative change Generate market pull Introduce agile teams New org models Outside-in biz models Meso Create social surround for key processes Enhance and review major processes Move to real-time data-driven operations Micro Identify use cases Find change enablers New ways of working Introduce agile teams Networked operations autonomous working
  32. 32. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION DESIGN FUTURE OF WORK ‣ Social Business strategy ‣ E2.0 / SocBiz platforms ‣ Use cases / process surrounds ‣ Adoption & awareness ‣ Agile / podular teams ‣ Networks and communities ‣ Open / data-driven working ‣ Customer / market pull ‣ New roles and tasking ‣ Network-centric leadership ‣ Business model innovation ‣ New business structures then go from tech to org reform & the new world of work
  33. 33. thank you for listening :)
  34. 34. thank you for listening :) { }Please continue the conversation with us: • @leebryant / @postshift • lee@postshift.com • www.postshift.com POST*SHIFT
  35. 35. Image credits and references http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/09/25/contest-over-here-is-worlds-coolest-duck/njmlc4n/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinkerszone/3948664111 http://i.imgur.com/Qr3xx.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/the-wanderers-eye/4494147652/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/5279194177/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/featheredtar/2305070061/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholas_t/3602389004 https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianhaugen/3527748298/ http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/a606a81e-9bd4-11e3-8016-22000a9aa8cc-large.png https://www.flickr.com/photos/sneakerdog/315377551/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideowl/4529488634/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/6219463656/ http://www.kotterinternational.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/davegray ! Dual Organisation: http://hbr.org/2012/11/accelerate/ar/1 Holacracy: http://holacracy.org/how-it-works & http://integralleadershipreview.com/5328-feature-article- organization-at-the-leading-edge-introducing-holacracy-evolving-organization/ Connected Company: http://connectedco.com/about/ Organise for complexity: http://www.betacodex.org/node/1316 ! http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/The_digital_tipping_point_McKinsey_Global_Survey_results? cid=DigitalEdge-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1406

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