New challenges are inevitable and they require new ways of finding solutions. In a transparent networked world, only transparent networked systems are able to generate the right solutions. To keep pace, companies must move away from an organization towards becoming a "social organism”.
For managers, this means being active users, companions and guardians of collectively intelligent solutions in the future.
In order to carry out such profound changes at all, new technologies and methods are needed, so that the effort involved is not higher than the effects achieved. In a connected world, only interconnected tools can create added value and sustainable solutions.
When we consider the combined success of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, we see that there has never been such a difference in system performance in the history of mankind. How can that be? It's not stranger than you think, it's stranger than you can think. These leaps in performance can no longer be explained by assets, corporate culture or leadership alone. The big lever comes from the technologies used. The following formula explains why:
P = (OS + APP)EQUIPMENT
In times of digitalization it is appropriate to have a mathematical formula for success:
P (Performance) is the result of the sum of the OS (Operation System) plus APP(Applications) high equipment.
In the metaphor of a computer, the OS stands for the Operating System, without which no applications run. It is the common basis that forms the framework for the applications (APP). The applications realize the desired performance. OS and APPs only work in combination with the right equipment. This is the hardware that delivers the computing power to be able to provide the performance at all.
Transferred to an organization, the OS (Operating System) is the corporate culture. Leadership is the decisive APP (application), which is potentiated by the equipment (technology) used. The formula for the performance of organizations can therefore also be set up as follows:
Performance = (Leadership + Culture)TECHNOLOGY
When we consider the metaphor of someone who cuts down a tree with a hand saw, we see that they will have no chance against a competitor with a chainsaw, even with the best attitude and an excellent manager. This pattern runs through all industries and sectors. Technology becomes unbeatable - but the best results are achieved when man and machine work together. This is where undreamt-of potential lies fallow. For us, the use of technology is so self-evident that we rigorously underestimate it. Technology is not only unbeatable, but also unstoppable.