I’ve just written this blog with Giles Hutchins, author of The Nature of Business, a good read for anyone who wants a more innovative and agile way of staying in business.
Here’s the intro, follow the link to his site for the full blog.
In 1986 the average knowledge worker carried in their heads 75% of the knowledge they needed to do their job. By 2006 the average had dropped to 8%, today it’s around 5%, and within 10 years the average will be 1%. (ref. Carnegie-Mellon rolling study by Robert Kelley).
I believe we are at a crucial crossroad. How we in the world of enterprise, from individual consultant, non-profit, social through to typical multinational, deal with the paradigm changes coming with the coming resource limits, climate change and economic crises will create either a positive, viable future that we want; or the one we would not wish on our worst enemy.
Below are the key pillars needed for the world of enterprise, all forms of enterprise, to effectively create the future we want.
- Distributed, full-spectrum leadership.
- Effective dialogue processes.
- Economic sense based on a viable future system (more…)
to make your organisation fit for the future.
Your organisation will only thrive in the coming decade if it can change faster than its business world is changing. And do this at lower cost than competition. So getting more business benefit from your learning and development money is of paramount importance.
Just putting in a better, high-powered training alone may even hurt your bottom line. After all, shoehorning a Ferrari F1 engine into your Volkswagen might sound great pulling away from the lights. But is it just flash, or will (more…)
We are at the start of a new era. See this video and discussion for the triggers for this blog entry.
Already we see changes in how business are run, and what they do to make money. Business that could never have existed 20 years ago are becoming mainstream. (Think of Amazon, Google, Booking.com) Other businesses that thrived, saw a secure 100 year future ahead of them, (like the US big steel industry) are no more.
Whether you are the biggest kid on the block, say a Procter and Gamble, or an independent professional, you will only thrive (more…)