The world of business keeps getting more and more complex, and we either learn to manage this complexity or become overwhelmed by it. At least that is the common explanation for why older and perhaps simpler ways of organizing business operations no longer yield the results they once did or when justifying why our organizations must endure yet another painful re- structuring.
Life moves fast and so does business. But are we really achieving our best if we always have our eye on the next deadline and never have time to stop and reflect? Ilkka Halava, futurologist and business coach, and Dr Mika Pantzar, research professor and lecturer, have been looking at how working life is changing and how businesses sometimes need to allow us the time to take things at our own pace.
Göran Roos – professor, academic, entrepreneur and pioneer in intangibles – currently works for the South Australian premier’s office as Thinker in Residence in the “Manufacturing for the Future” venture.