Ron Wiens has spent the past 30 years helping organisations build high performance cultures. His most recent book, Building Organisations that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, is a leader’s guide to culture as competitive advantage. To contact Ron, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The world is entering its fourth Industrial Revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0. While Western economies ruled the first three industrial revolutions (steam, electrification, automation), the economies that will dominate a 4.0 World are unknown. The future is up for grabs.
Industry 4.0 is driven by an electronically connected world. We now live and work in a world in which knowledge is growing exponentially. Since knowledge equals opportunity, the opportunities...
Over the past 40 years something extraordinary has been happening in organisations. The staff and management who populate them have been getting progressively smarter, at least when measured by their education, ongoing training and number of books read. Paradoxically, the organisations themselves seemed to have become dumber.
What is the nature of this organisational dumbing-down, you ask? Well, it takes the form of basic governance processes that seem to have virtually vanished....