Look at what is happening across the pond, the reality is that we can’t even afford to do more with less, we have to do things fundamentally differently; and that means re-imagining things from the ground up, and breaking out of old mental models.
Let’s start right now
We live and work in a knowledge economy, so let’s start acting like it. People entering the workforce today already own enabling technology, they already know how to collaborate with others, and use the social web to their advantage.
So why do we force them into cubicles, Windows 2000, and a heavily filtered internet connection (or worse no internet connection at all) when they’ve spent the last 4 years honing their skills in coffee shops, with Macbooks and wifi?
I can’t possibly be the only person out there who thinks that we are imposing structures on employees that fundamentally undermine their ability to perform; and as any management book will tell you under-performing employees are a burden.
The overhead of agony alone is incredible
… and the fact that we continue to pay for it when we can no longer afford it tells me that we aren’t all that serious about doing things differently.
Someone prove me wrong, please.