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Trends drive us! Knowing that computational power grows exponentially and that technological progress is unstoppable, our claim is to always be in the loop with the latest insights from science and research and to summarise them for our clients.
With our future perspective we take a look on how the world will look like more than ten years from now and try to anticipate the seemingly impossible. The content of our continuous trend research are the heart of all our labs.
Our current trend hypotheses describe our view on digital transformation and its impacts in the areas of leadership, organisation and learning.
You can use the uncertainty of constant change as a resource instead of wanting to avoid it. Uncertainty becomes the norm, whereby new opportunities always arise. You can learn to manage the uncertainty actively by learning to cope with it from an inner perspective and also with help from technological tools for example.
New problems require new solutions and every solution brings with it a new problem. The speed of change requires that you cast off your familiar routines. Organisational structures must enable the search for new paths so you are unhindered in your transformation.
Continual reinvention in every dimension will be of paramount importance for the long-term survival of companies so that business models remain prepared for unavoidable developments. For you as an executive, this means scrutinising your role and decisions and attacking yourself in order to discover your maximum potential for growth.
Solutions derived from the here and now are quickly overtaken by exponential advancement. Start now with solutions from the future. Open yourself to unimaginable, futuristic scenarios and impulses.
When your leadership practice and thinking is based on systematic thinking, you can regard the interconnectedness of your business and the world as a whole. The understanding of the processes of change will enable you to initiate a profound “mind-shift“.
The high speed of permanent change leads to an increased need to focus and reduce complexity. The ability to tune in and act consciously will be your big advantage in the mordern working world. When you are at rest inside yourself you can reach others better.
You are much more flexible in handling the uncertain and fast-paced world when you are open to new ideas and influences. Continual learning, which implicitly takes place during your work day, is the key to a successful digital transformation. Peer2Peer and co-creation processes take a central role in future methods of learning.
Technological progress enables increasing individualisation of learning formats. “Big data“ and “learning analytics“ are drivers of this development. This results in numerous opportunities for you to learn suitably to your needs. This requires companies to develop a highly dynamic working environment.
The differences in the traditional and modern working world must be united. A respectful and appreciative culture of learning empowers you and your team. If we respect the past and present, we can actively create a better future and all profit from each other.
Artificial intelligence gives teams the freedom to focus on value adding and interesting tasks by taking over repetitive and dangerous work. In order to understand the potentials of AI and how you can make use of it, you need to gain a general understanding of the digital world and technological progress.
Techological progress triggers fundamental changes in our society and our model of social values. This, in turn, has effects on our working world: your profession should unite individual values and lifestyles, for example through flexible working hours and locations.
Mere control function and traditional leadership lose their impact. Organisations are identified by flat hierarchies. In the future you will be needed at your teams‘ side, participating in operative work, in order to make decisions where questions arise. Successful teams will increasingly have interdisciplinary characteristics.