The future of work is being people-centric, without the burdens of hierarchical bureaucracy. We are accelerating its adoption.
The digital economy and its knowledge workers provide organizations with the opportunity to stay close to the customer by redesigning the workplace. Reshuffling responsibilities and streamlining communications and decision loops optimize the workplace for economic and human development.
A guiding principle of the PCO Group is to move accountabilities to where the information is, instead of moving the information to the traditional hierarchical manager. In other words, teams and individuals are redefined in terms of purpose, distributed authority, evolutionary learning, autonomy, and transparency.
The advantage for the enterprise is faster decision making, faster problem solving and a resultant acceleration of innovation. The employee (actually, we prefer to call them colleagues) benefits through increased engagement and purpose. The manager is unburdened from decisions on second-hand information and can be refocused on specific expertise and skills to maximize their own contribution to organizational and customer success.
What is a people centric organization?
A people centric organization (PCO) is designed and structured to put the needs of people first. After all, organizations are made of people. People innovate, organizations don’t.
Traditional ways of working and organizing are no longer working. New mindsets and structures embrace contemporary organizational models that shift decision making and liberate individuals to have a greater impact.
Increase engagement and fulfillment
People centric organizations create engaged people, and vice versa. Engaged people are aligned to the purpose of the organization. They’re respected and collaborative, resulting in greater creativity and productivity. Information flows easily and decisions are made rapidly. They are risk takers, more open to seeking and being part of new ideas. The innovative and adaptable organization benefits from greater profitability.