Culture Shift in an Organization

Gartner defines bimodal as the practice of managing two separate but coherent styles of work, one focused on predictability and the other on exploration. Organizations need to build a culture which allows the system to experiment more, fail fast, fail small and fail visibly. They need to manage this capability in combination with running the more- predictable, mission-critical steady state. This is a bimodal capability.

Organizations need to build and provide a culture wherein the teams, systems, procedures and philosophy is open, bold, connected and allows scope for uncertainty and failure. One should be able to move ahead even without a predetermined plan in place to achieve and explore the opportunities more.

A massive growth is seen in organization that have adopted bimodal approach. Already, more than 40% of organizations describe themselves as having started the journey.

A profound cultural change is required to shift towards bimodal, it is similar to swimming, you have to learn it by trying it on your own. Bimodal is not a pick-and-mix toolbox, where tools can be picked according to an organization’s requirement and a package solution will be provided.

Culture Change Roadmap

One of the main challenges for adopting bimodal approach for an organization is that it does not have the suitable culture to embrace and implement bimodal capability. If the organization’s culture is not ready, then this can lead to a threat of bimodal success. The cultural gap is a key reason we see IT organizations separating their organization structures. Gartner and Altimetrik wish to help clients change this culture so that then adopt new technology trends in their organizations seamlessly.

So, how can you bring about the right cultural change? Cultural change needs to be directly addressed as part of the overall change program, rather than being left to take care of itself. Three subcultures (operator, innovator and guardian) are at work in a bimodal organization. CIOs must empower the executive team and gain their support in transforming the culture and making it more open and accessible for developments. The change in culture has a huge impact and influences teams and individuals in decision making and operations.

Success is built on Cultural Change

A bimodal capability that spans and is integrated across the enterprise is not an option for organizations entering a digital transformation and facing high levels of uncertainty. CIOs must engage the executive team and start developing this capability as soon as possible, because it takes time. CIOs must start before they think they’re ready, adopting an iterative approach to establishing and developing the bimodal capability, and keep their momentum going and build a culture which embraces innovation, leading to #ParadigmShift.

Altimetrik, a business transformation and technology solutions provider to enterprise in areas of Digital Connected Solutions and Consumer Technologies, today announced the availability of its newsletter featuring the Gartner report Realizing Enterprise Transformation through the Bimodal Approach. Altimetrik is part of the $100 million Vattikuti ventures, which promotes research, technology and solution building in the space of Digital Health, Robotic Surgical Equipment and Financial Inclusion. It has extended its newsletter, featuring Gartner research, to transform enterprises by going bimodal ie, continuously re-innovating one’s core (business processes, platforms & technology) while simultaneously tinkering with emerging technologies that lead to superior customer experiences and differentiation.

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