What is Enterprise Social Systems (ESS)?
It is a theory, a set of tools and a framework for organizational change that allow to accelerate the transformation and modernize any company.
Unlike classical theory that focuses on seeing the organisation as interactions between machines and human beings, the neo-classical theory that focuses on mechanical and physiological variables, ESS focuses on four interdependent fixed areas (Social Systems, Mindset, Formal Organization and Value Creation) with a strong focus on the Value Stream (or how the value is created).
Its main hypothesis is that business value is a key element and that the increase of relevant information flows, learning, the way in which the work is made visible, how the blockades are managed and the decrease in complexity will help build an exponential company.
What are its benefits?
ESS is not intrusive therefore it allows people to feel comfortable when using them regardless of the methodology, mindset or types of structures used in the company.
ESS helps change to get viral and supports the creation of innovative ways of working and plans that support the modernisation of the company in record time.
What are the foundations of ESS?
ESS explains the company as a complex system of 4 interdependent and fix parts (Social System, Mindset, Formal Organization and Value Creation) where each of them has a set of specific characteristics which are affected by different factors.
The fact of seeing the organization in a standarised and consolidated way helps aligning how employees see the company´s structures, their dependencies and available options to make a change.
What are the main ESS components?
ESS has the following 5 components:
– Enterprise Social Density
– Enterprise Social Visibility
– Enterprise Blocking Collaboration
– Permission to learn pattern
– Complexity and complication pattern
ESS also offers two change framework called ELSA an DeLTA which makes possible to implement a change in a company in an effective way and in record time.
DeLTA change framework is used to accelerate change when leaders in the company are not yet involved with the transformation of the organization, while ELSA is used when they are fully supporting it.
This is a birds-eye view of the framework:
Clic here to download the PDF file containing a brief description of the Enterprise Social Systems.
Where to learn more?
You can 1st watch the Webinar about Enterprise Social Systems from Scrum Alliance.
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