Digital cultures epitomise fluid interactions, connectivity and energy transfers. Flexible networks are replacing hierarchies, cross-functional agile teams are redefining operations and the anything anytime anywhere mentality is unleashing innovation.
To thrive in the brave new world of disruption, the Industrial Age work practices of company first, predict and control hierarchies need to give way to the outside in and collaborative hierarchies of the Digital Age.
In order to succeed in the digital age, organisations need to take a quantum leap. They need to shift mindsets and behaviours required for collaborative and adaptive culture. They need to establish an environment which encourages employee empowerment, autonomy and provides opportunities for people to shape the new values.
Most crucially, the leadership must be redefined and built on authenticity and trust.
The new culture paradigm will need to start with thinking outside of the boss.