In the past, the responsibility for designing and managing an organisation’s enterprise architecture typically fell on a dedicated team of IT professionals or architects. However, with the rise of self-service analytics and the democratization of data, organisations should be empowering their own employees to take on the role of “architect for their enterprise”.
Here are some of the benefits of employee-led ORGArchitecture.
Empowering employees to take on the role of ORGArchitects will lead to cost savings for organisations and also reduce the time lag between asking for and receiving the data
By reducing the reliance on dedicated IT teams or outside consultants, organisations can focus their teams where their skills are best-utilised. Additionally, by involving employees from across the organization in data architecture, organisations can leverage existing resources and expertise, reducing the need for additional training or recruitment.
When employees are involved in the development of their part of the organisation’s architecture, they are better able to understand the needs and priorities of the business.
1Employees are closer to the front lines of the enterprise at the grassroots level.
2They can provide valuable insights into using data to drive decision-making, innovation, and improve efficiency.
3Empowering employees as Architects ensures that Enterprise Architecture is designed with the needs of the business in mind
By involving employees from across the organisation in organisational architecture, they can foster a culture of collaboration and innovation. When employees have the ability to access and analyse data, they can work together more effectively, sharing insights and ideas that lead to new products, services, and business models. Empowering employees to take an active role in data architecture can help break down silos and encourage cross-functional collaboration.
…By giving employees the tools and resources they need to manage their Architecture, organisations can be more agile and responsive
In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations need to be able to respond quickly to changing market conditions and emerging opportunities. By giving employees the tools and resources they need to design and manage data architecture, organisations can be more agile and responsive. Employees can quickly analyse data, identify trends, and make decisions that drive the business forward.
When employees are responsible for managing data architecture, they are more likely to take ownership of the data itself. This can lead to improved data quality and accuracy, as employees are more invested in ensuring that the data is clean, consistent, and reliable. By empowering employees to take an active role in data architecture, organszations can improve the overall quality of their data, leading to better decision-making and improved business outcomes.