Technological progress has a significant impact on the functioning of organizations and vice versa. Currently, companies are switching to a different organizational model – a model which eschews a hierarchical structure and independent departments, instead embracing an integrated network of teams, which we might call “interdisciplinary”.
Nowadays, employees often form one-off teams to work on a particular project. After the it is completed, teams disband and their members form new teams that work on new projects.
“[Companies] can thus become more flexible, foster a culture of co-operation, and focus on clients more efficiently. Even though the recent changes on the labour market have sparked a lot of interest, only 21 percent of the participants [of the “Global Human Capital Trends 2016” study] feel that their organizations are proficient at building integrated teams.”
– says Magdalena Jończak, Partner at Deloitte
The process of non-financial reporting embraces a similar model of co-operation to the one outlined above. The information vital for the creation of the report comes from many different sources, which means that the people who have this information are scattered around different divisions and departments of a given company. Analogically to networks of teams, the people who possess the information crucial for the report will need tools that will facilitate the reporting process and enable efficient communication among all people involved in the project.
To sum up, a company embracing modern business models must seek tools that would facilitate the processes which take place in the organisation. It is crucial that those tools are available to all people working on a given project. Also, the tools must make their users feel that they really help them do their work and increase their productivity.
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