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…)
Business leaders care about results,
and the individual performance that delivers results.
They invest in order to increase performance; and should only invest in people development when this is a demonstrably effective step to better performance. Performance growth is the primary output that L&D must deliver, and should be measured against. This means a paradigm shift in what most of today’s L&D departments do, including their reach across organisations.
Changes in on the job performance is what L&D is really (more…)
We already have all the mature, sustainable and affordable technology we need in areas like renewable energy, water, food etc. So what has stopped us from already having a fully sustainable economy and civilisation?
Simply that we have a gap in our social technology. Globally slower innovation in social technology (how people work together towards an objective, and in how our markets work,) than in physical or chemical technology. We in tetraLD, along with a growing number of other people, (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…)