We are driven by an idea of a new way of leading and organising. Where complexity is embraced, rather than fought, by organisations. Organisations that are more collaborative and engaging than limiting and dividing. Adapting to new circumstances in a natural and continuous way with renewal and innovation as part of their DNA.
To accomplish this, we push ourselves to challenge many of the assumptions that has given us the norms and truths that tells us how to lead and organise a company or organisation. Assumptions that often were formed during the industrialisation where causality was linear and a few knowledgeable individuals were enough to take the important decisions.
Our view of the organizations of the future
What is the foundation of our idea? It can be as précised and simple as it is complex – just like people. The capability of humans to take responsibility and mandate to act for a common purpose is great, but often untapped. We see the potential of it; however, it requires a genuine trust in people. Trust in that they both will and can act in the best interest of the company. We also see the engagement and trust it creates and the necessity of it when complexity and rate of change make it increasingly difficult to divide and predefine the decision-making processes.
We believe in collaboration, continuously supported by roles and structures, but more through a network and need based approach than divided and linear. “Who needs to think and brain-storm together” is simply more important than “who owns and thereby manages the issue”. We need leaders who inspire, build bridges and set the stage rather than make and follow up on decisions. Strategies and plans that are transparent and agile and follow-up for the sake of learning and adapting rather than controlling and minimizing deviations. And when we look at the world surrounding the organization, we see the need for flexible value networks that are based on common purposes and partnerships, not standardized agreements on pre-set deliverables.
All of this represent important elements of our view on the organizations of the future and how we believe they need to work. Organizations that simply are formed with the people as the starting point – instead of the other way around.