In the 90:s we talked a lot about "The New Economy", an economy based on innovation, ideas and software rather than factories and mass production. With the burst of the IT-bubble that discussion ended abruptly and the expression "The New Economy" died over night. The problem we have when we think about the future is … Continue reading The new economy is intangible
When we have been so enormously successful in analyzing the virus and developing a vaccine during 2020, why do we still struggle with the pandemic? The answer is politics and our current social organization. In the FT article Lessons from a year of Covid Yuval Harari argues that the increased technical capabilities to master … Continue reading Does technical development turn everything into politics?
Nature can be described as organized in hierarchical systems layers - but that doesn’t mean humans must organize themselves in static hierarchies. There are examples of different ways of organizing people to perform work together. Stowe Boyd pointed me in the direction of a Medium post by Jorge Mazal which started with a set of principles … Continue reading Is the norm of hierarchic organization just another failed normative logic?
How does the digital transformation of your organization go? According to the global study DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A ROADMAP FOR BILLION-DOLLAR ORGANIZATIONS from CapGemini just 50 of 157 executives say that they have an effective approach. Not an easy task it seems... But why is this so hard? The report states that Successful digital transformation comes … Continue reading Digital transformation – Are some people starting to get it?
We can talk about scenario planning in order to see, understand and manage uncertainty on a longer term planning level but when it comes running the daily business the result of the process i e how we design companies and structures will be the crucial point for the future. I am again talking about the … Continue reading Toyota takes the resilience path
Is the Wikileaks conflict leading us towards a better and more open future or can it result in the opposite? The Wikileaks phenomenon in itself is nothing but the natural consequence of Moore's Law and the emergence of omnipresent and ubiquitous communication and data gathering technologies. It is an effect that is one interpretation of … Continue reading Wikileaks and the future
It is a bit weird that it is much more easy to write things in the unstructured and undemanding link stream i e my Tumblr feed, than to write things here. I will try to change that... For some time I have been thinking about the role of destruction in change processes. That lead me … Continue reading Why knowledge is destroyed with fall of civilizations
Don Tapscott, is stating the paradigmatic effect of Internet on the whole society in this short and radical movie. He states that: The web is creating a global infrastructure for collaboration (which leads to disruption and confusion) As a result, all of our institutions have come to the end of their life-cycle The current recession … Continue reading Don Tapscott on Internet and end of recession
One major strength with humanity is that every time the current system is being threatened it is learning something. Some of us argue that we should be using our relatively recent develop pre-frontal cortex in order to foresee things, but at the same time we know that real collective learning emanate from real experiences which … Continue reading Mumbai attacks – the systems learning perspective
In July this year HBS published a working paper by the name: Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization where the authors analyzed e-mails from 30.000 employees in a large company over a 3-month period. It is really interesting that this has been done, even if I wonder why it wasn't done before (or … Continue reading The organizational silo confirmed