IBM Organizational Adaptability Quotient

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Predictor of Business Transformation Success When we performed a statistical analysis of the ONA data, one network metric emerged as a statistically significant predictor of business transformation success. This metric measures the diffusion of informa tion and knowledge throughout the organization via human networks. We found a very strong statistical correlation between this metric and the Master of Change Index. In other words, organizations that were good at change had a different human network s tructure than those who were poor at change and not adaptive . Just like in the human brain -- connections matter . But it is not a simple finding that more connections are better. The key to an efficient and effective network is the pattern of direct and indirect links.