Approach covering all aspects of a reality
Introduction to the notion
The enterprise approach is what provides the unity of the Praxeme method. The conscious transformation effort begins with a desire to see the enterprise in its totality. This notion conveys two others:
- Looking at the enterprise as a whole forces us to consider all the questions from a global perspective and to examine the implication they have on an enterprise scale. This represents a real effort. Our everyday practices consist, on the contrary, of isolating questions within organizational silos and reducing them to a project scale.
- Considering the enterprise in its totality also means recognizing the multiplicity of its aspects and the diversity of its components; organizing a place for elements as varied in type as values, finance, performance, organization, knowledge, culture, logistics, IT, etc.; recognizing too that these elements, although not of the same type, can interact, influence each other and become part of a system whose coherence needs to be verified.
Referring back to the first point, we can speak of a global or totalizing approach. For the second, we can say: a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. The interdisciplinary nature is a consequence, in the sphere of human competence, of the multi-aspect character of the enterprise and of the necessity to say everything about the enterprise in order to succeed with its transformation.