Designing Information Systems for the turbulent times

Most economists, political leaders and business managers today believe that the we are in for a Big, Long and Lot of restructuring of the world economy. In a scenario such as these businesses would be faced with both threats and oppurtunities. In response, business would need to build in adequate flexibility and adaptability in their business systems to navigate through such turbulent times.

Regardless of whether the business is currently experiencing turbulence or not, adaptability is critical to business survival.

Much of this flexibility or lack of it comes from the Information System of an enterprise. Information systems determine how people within an enterprise collaborate or are prevented from collaborating. It determines how the enterprise engages and collaborates with its customers and partners. It determine the structure and size of the enterprise. And therefore its costs and competitive advantage.

Adaptability and Openness should be the critical elements in designing the Information System of any enterprise for today’s turbulent environment.

4 thoughts on “Designing Information Systems for the turbulent times

  • Hello Tarun,

    Quite an accurate assessments of the needs. The organisations in modern era are quite different from the days of Taylor and Mayo.

    According to me what matters is how well we define the Goals and Objectives. Having got the Goals and Objectives that are clear and visible, then we need channels of communication that are lubricated and wide enough to accommodate.

    With these things in place, Information is power and we are ready to harness to potential of People and Informatiuon that they possess!

    Regards,

    Sunil Misar

        • Hello Tarun,Quite an acurcate assessments of the needs. The organisations in modern era are quite different from the days of Taylor and Mayo.According to me what matters is how well we define the Goals and Objectives. Having got the Goals and Objectives that are clear and visible, then we need channels of communication that are lubricated and wide enough to accommodate.With these things in place, Information is power and we are ready to harness to potential of People and Informatiuon that they possess!Regards,Sunil Misar

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