12. October 2011
Source: THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
When you see spontaneous social protests erupting from Tunisia to Tel Aviv to Wall Street, it’s clear that something is happening globally that needs defining. There are two unified theories out there that intrigue me. One says this is the start of “The Great Disruption.” The other says that this is all part of “The Big Shift.” You decide.
Read further: http://fbkfinanzwirtschaft.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/something%e2%80%99s-happening-here/
19. August 2009
Big institutions will become more relevant than ever—once they focus not just on efficiency but on providing platforms for individuals to systematically experiment, learn, and innovate
By John Hagel and John Seely Brown and Lang Davison
Posted on The Big Shift: August 11, 2009 8:29 AM
“Bye, bye, organization guy.” Those words start the first chapter in the estimable Daniel Pink’s Free Agent Nation, published in 2007. In that book, Pink observed how increasing numbers of people in the US are choosing to work as independent contractors, temps, and on a project-to-project basis.
Workers were leaving big corporations, Pink said, to get away from “unfulfilling jobs, dysfunctional workplaces, and dead-end careers.” As readers of our blog will recognize, we see this dysfunction as the inevitable result of the industrial-era model in which most of today’s big companies remain stuck. Read the rest of this entry »