Philosophy
Structural capital: Companies start out as pure human capital and then strive to build the structural capital that makes them robust and valuable. This consists of the infrastructure, roles and processes, and data of the organisation that enable human capital to function. The stronger these structures are, the harder it is to succeed with digitalisation. Informed decisions: Performing in a fast-paced and complex situation requires acute awareness and informed decision making. The essence of digitalisation is to provide everyone along the value chain with just that information, at the time they need it, in a way they want it, and at a quality that they trust. Scalability: Proof of concepts may demonstrate convincing solutions, but later as size and numbers increase, a painful discovery is made: the solution fails to scale. The resulting cost and setback often puts an end to the potential value creation. Evaluating scalability at an early stage can be hard - it is sometimes hidden away in the very foundations of a solution, such as in how information is represented. Transformation: When leaders begin challenging the value of structural capital, when everyone trusts themselves and each other making sound and informed decisions, and when solutions are chosen with the ability to scale: that is when digital transformation happens. Creativity: Open brainstorming is like shooting with a shotgun - with enough ideas you may hit the target, but a more directed approach works better. Direction requires a purpose, and purpose requires a problem. Always work first for all involved to gain an understanding of the problem - and who owns it. Team work: No fun - no teamwork. Open the minds and create connections by beginning every session with having fun. Seriously; laughter, smiles, or even silly jokes makes teamwork so much more powerful. Evangelise that magnitudes more value is created in the interaction between people in a team, rather than from the individuals themselves. Respect: Everyone has a creative mind but often it is locked up in some way. Showing unconditional respect can be the key to open it. Never judge by anyone’s position, formal competence, curicullum, age, sex, or colour - or even strange behaviour. Never claim any kind of superiority or exclusive expertise. Welcome being challenged when someone dicusses your expert advice - or else your expertise could become your mind’s prison. Construct: Innovating is constructing - so be constructive. There may be bad ideas but don’t kill them, it’s not constructive. Instead, develop better ideas, and contribute to moving in direction of a solution to the problem. Producing innovation is the sum of everyone’s constructive contribution, much like when ants build a nest.
DIGITAL INNOVATION
Philosophy
Structural capital: Companies start out as pure human capital and then strive to build the structural capital that makes them robust and valuable. This consists of the infrastructure, roles and processes, and data of the organisation that enable human capital to function. The stronger these structures are, the harder it is to succeed with digitalisation. Informed decisions: Performing in a fast-paced and complex situation requires acute awareness and informed decision making. The essence of digitalisation is to provide everyone along the value chain with just that information, at the time they need it, in a way they want it, and at a quality that they trust. Scalability: Proof of concepts may demonstrate convincing solutions, but later as size and numbers increase, a painful discovery is made: the solution fails to scale. The resulting cost and setback often puts an end to the potential value creation. Evaluating scalability at an early stage can be hard - it is sometimes hidden away in the very foundations of a solution, such as in how information is represented. Transformation: When leaders begin challenging the value of structural capital, when everyone trusts themselves and each other making sound and informed decisions, and when solutions are chosen with the ability to scale: that is when digital transformation happens. Creativity: Open brainstorming is like shooting with a shotgun - with enough ideas you may hit the target, but a more directed approach works better. Direction requires a purpose, and purpose requires a problem. Always work first for all involved to gain an understanding of the problem - and who owns it. Team work: No fun - no teamwork. Open the minds and create connections by beginning every session with having fun. Seriously; laughter, smiles, or even silly jokes makes teamwork so much more powerful. Evangelise that magnitudes more value is created in the interaction between people in a team, rather than from the individuals themselves. Respect: Everyone has a creative mind but often it is locked up in some way. Showing unconditional respect can be the key to open it. Never judge by anyone’s position, formal competence, curicullum, age, sex, or colour - or even strange behaviour. Never claim any kind of superiority or exclusive expertise. Welcome being challenged when someone dicusses your expert advice - or else your expertise could become your mind’s prison. Construct: Innovating is constructing - so be constructive. There may be bad ideas but don’t kill them, it’s not constructive. Instead, develop better ideas, and contribute to moving in direction of a solution to the problem. Producing innovation is the sum of everyone’s constructive contribution, much like when ants build a nest.
DIGITAL
INNOVATION