You always need to be careful when an article starts with "In today's economic climate", but I like what Art Murray is saying in this KM World article in his Future of the Future column, An opportunity for real change
In the Enterprise of the Future, we are forming new business models that allow organizations to learn and innovate at a rate equal to or faster than the speed of change in the market. It’s like having Jedi reflexes when everyone else is still trying to figure out what’s going on.
The Jedi reference doesn't hurt either.
This poses an interesting juxtaposition with The Work Foundation's study I referenced in the previous post. Art Murray suggests that organizations need to step back, shake their brains, and move forward with something that will work for the future.
His suggested transformations are:
- Make the move from hierarchies to networks once and for all.
- Make the cultural shift from silos and knowledge hoarding to openness and knowledge sharing.
- Move from slow, random learning to a systemized approach for fast learning.
- Become fixated on systemic improvements rather than point solutions.
- Move from saying, "That'll never work here," to "Let's find a way to make it work."
A (near) future blog post will review Leandro Herrero's Disruptive Ideas that trends similar ground with a different twist.