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Day: November 21, 2016

Business Modernization: Innovative and Creative Organizational Restructuring

Modernization is an effective approach to making existing mainframe and distributed systems more responsive to business needs. To meet the demand for business innovation and agility, organizations are looking to improve the structure, flexibility and re usability of their business.

An article written in the Harvard Business Review entitled, "Managing Professional Intellect: Making the Most of the Best," provided reassurance that the problems faced by businesses in developed countries were very similar to the problems faced in third world countries today.

The points of leverage in organizations are the beliefs and worldview of their leaders and decision makers. The sense of purpose, vision and commitment of an organization's leadership play a critical role in the results it can accomplish. However, it is essential to realize and accept the fact that if the organization is to survive it must change and evolve.

If an organization is going to develop, it must make many significant changes in the overall strategies, practices and operational tactics. And as it evolves, the leaders and the employees have to be able to align with the organizational changes or the restructuring process will not be successful.

To be quite simplistic, an organization has to be viewed as a dynamic system, and like any other system it will not work when all the involved components are not working together smoothly and efficiently. This basically means that any change to the organization must be mirrored by a realignment within the workforce. This is the only possible way to effect change successfully.

However, it is essential that modernization of any type has to be approached from a risk and benefits perspective. Another reason to modernize would be to reduce the overall support and operational costs. This is only justifiable if the savings from modernization exceeded the cost of modernizing. Additionally, any change effected by an organization must include a carefully developed plan for enabling the human element of that organization to understand, be willing and able to implement the changes required. Otherwise the cost of the modernization will deliver no return on investment for the organization and may in fact, add additional costs to the initial investment.

When looking to identify where change needs to take place it is a fact that organizational restructuring can help management gain insight about the best ways to align the available human resources with the needs of the company to ensure the highest level of performance and theby deliverable to better Guarantee current and continued success, profitability and a strong a healthy future within the organization.

The ability to innovate and be creative in the use of knowledge and information to problem-solve has been cited many times as the key to competitive advantage in any organization. However, there is a difference in modernizing an organization that is reliably young and an organization that has been in operation for many years.

CAN MODERN PROBLEMS BE SOLVED WITHIN AGING ORGANIZATIONS?

Many organizations in the world today proudly announce, "We are in the process of restructuring our …

Feng Shui Attributes of the Personal Trigram Kan

The Kan trigram is associated with the Water element and the direction of north. For those who are the Kan trigram based on their birth year, the direction of north would then be your “home base” direction and an area of the home or work space that would feel very cozy and comfortable.

A trigram is code for energy, which can be applied in many different formats in Chinese metaphysics and Kan can be also written as “K’an.” Chinese words have been transliterated in English using Wades-Giles or the Pin Yin format. As well, the word “trigram” is also called a “gua” or “kua.”

A trigram can relate to time, place, direction, colors, seasons, body areas and a family member. The symbolism is deep and can be extracted to suit the context in which the trigram is being used. The Kan trigram is associated with the middle son in the family structure or a middle-aged man in general. This does not mean that a woman who is the Kan trigram is masculine. All of the symbolism associated with the trigram has to be understood within context.

The image for Kan from the Yi Jing is of a deep body of water or an abyss. In Chinese medicine, water is associated with the emotion of fear. Kan people can be more emotional than others, but as well some of the most creative people.

The Kan person’s best direction for attracting wealth is the Southeast, according to the Ba Zhai School of Feng Shui. This is just about personal magnetism and it is not taking into consideration the area of the house or business which can attract wealth for anyone, regardless of their birth data.

A secondary wealth attracting location for the Kan trigram person is the direction of East. These directions being referred to have a 45 degree range and can be correctly identified using a compass.

Directions are always relative so from the center of your house you would be able to see the range of directions fanning around the center to locate any of the eight basic directions. That said, a compass could be disturbed if the reading is taken indoors, especially in a multi-storied metal infrastructure. This is why a professional consultant will take a compass reading outside and then super-impose the compass points over a floor plan sketch.

For a Kan trigram person, the direction of south is one which can harness good will and make a person appear more trustworthy and likable. This harmonious energy can be utilized within the home or for professional relations too.

Within the Ba Zhai School, also known as the Eight Mansion School, the Kan person is considered easterly, which means they favor the directions of North, South, East and Southeast. The West Group people favor the directions of Southwest, Northwest, West and Northeast. Beyond the scope of this article, there are mathematical and astronomical calculations which were used initially to derive these directional distinctions and groups.

Kan people can be …