47 thoughts on “The Future of companies & the modern workforce”

  1. Passion requires diversity in work. In other words having our education politics focused on a very small [sub]set of work is orthogonal to what we have to do, not everybody is passionate about math(one explanation[1]). One can not just say we have to do X, if the underlying model doesn’t support X. Or it will be a kludge which some people claim works while the majority goes “yeah right”, well come to nothing will change.

    BTW: Toyota used Kanban as a pull model instead of a push model in manufacturing before most people knew what the internet is.


  2. This same concept is also the talk of town in Europe. Business-to-business interoperability is seen by the European Commission as one of the main aspects not only of “The Future Internet” but also the future of the Union’s business strategic development. The Commission understands that it will be thanks to the internet that the SMB community (the largest source of economic growth) will be able to compete with larger monolithic players in Europe and abroad.

    Marc Buyens, a European business consultant, is another voice worth checking out. Through his blog, Xpragma, he has been championing the need to reorient the current enterprise software solutions towards interactions between the business’ ecosystem. For quite a number of years he’s been talking about what he, and others, call Business Interaction Management as opposed to the 20th century focus on BPM (Business Process Management).

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