Executive Evolution: Modern Management

Written by Erik Marsh

July 18, 2018

Executive Evolution: Modern Management

At the beginning of management, its purpose was mostly scientific, a way to define a strict and formal hierarchy in order to drive standardization across people and processes. As organizations began to develop into more complex entities, management was forced to change gears to meet the functional demands of a new and dynamic market and workplace.

Many organizations are confronted with changes, whether they’re fiscal, cultural, or digital. By recognizing and identifying these changes as catalysts, executives can understand modern management and its vital role in organizational success. Modern management can be broken down into three aspects: administrative approach, problem solving, and innovation. However, it’s important to consider there is a variety of subcategories underneath, as described below.

Management Approach

This broad term reflects the style of top administration made up of organizational c-suite executives. The evolving role of management has required the leadership methods of these positions to change. Several of these changes include communication, control, and goal setting. With a rise in technology in the workplace, there is now a struggle to find the suitable communicative tools.

Furthermore, the growth and development of an organization can often be difficult. Through growth, new leadership roles will continue to be created, which can cause growing pains and tension within the workplace. It is important that management proactively plan new positions and establish boundaries to drive efficiencies and accommodate future leadership roles.

Executives now have the ability to use technology to set and drive metric-based goals, however this further emphasizes the necessity for open communication to express these expectations to their workforce.

Problem Solving

Since the way in which organizations function is changing, new problems have begun to arise. These complications have challenged management to develop new executive problem solving skills. More often than not, these issues arise in organizations during an introduction of new services, or migration of new technology.

Nevertheless, this forces modern management to be identify, design, and implement a strong and powerful framework for collaborative and strategic problem-solving. To reduce problematic risks, managers can utilize technology as a decision support tool.


Driving an organization forward and maintaining competitive edge requires executives to invest resources into innovation. By embracing the future, modern management can capitalize on various opportunities created by an evolving industry. However these efforts can be attempted simply from the C-Suite.

Modern management requires the creation of an innovative culture that inspires collaboration and encourages employee engagement throughout the entire organization. Executives that encourage, motivate and employ new ideas and strategies can create a sustaining center of excellence and gain the capacity for continued growth.

Acknowledging that an industry is changing means organizations must change too. However, for these modifications to be successful, management and executives must evolve to stay ahead of the curve. Transforming the way management leads their employees, solves their problems and innovates their future is the deciding factor for organizational success. Join the executive evolution and begin modernizing your management today.

This DATIS Blog was written by Erica Kavanagh, DATIS, on March 23rd, 2017 and may not be re-posted without permission.