The Nature of Business:: achieving through leading
Friday, 30 November, 2012 Leave a comment
That stats below merit some thought or discussion I would have thought!?
This is a Knowledge Economy of willing Risk Leaders, being starved of the liquidity of an Innovation Economy, by the discredited policies of political and financial institutions.
Unless we STOP constraining living business systems, with the structures, philosophies and values of a past era, we will fail to adapt to the complexity of systemic information-flow.
With the ability, for any firm, to measure and monitor business resilience on-line comes the capacity to better understand and build, measurably resilient; interdependent; sustainable; communities of dynamic networks and systems of sub-systems, with shared values, risks and rewards as the basis for an adaptable, sustainable and equitable platform for Responsible Capitalism.
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).
This is a paradigm shift. To succeed as a 1% knowledge worker requires learning different capabilities to before, not just trying harder. This is hitting leadership roles hardest, soonest. Leadership today requires much that leadership used to require; and a lot more that is part of a different paradigm.
As Peter Drucker said:
in times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil, but in facing it with yesterday’s logic.