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Manifesto Definition & Framework Knowledge map (browser must be in  compatibility mode) Book Recommendation An excellent introduction to knowledge transfer and learning at deeper levels, which is more effective than traditional methods... Articles “Taking the enterprise of the future to the next level” “Logistics at the speed of thought (almost)” “Putting the smarts into smart cities” “Getting serious about economic resilience” “An opportunity for real change - Part I” “An opportunity for real change - Part II” “Overcoming resistance to change” Access the entire series of articles in KMWorld’s: “Future of the Future” Reference Library

Increasing the speed of innovation and learning

in a complex, fast-changing world

Things are changing so quickly it’s hard to keep up.  And it’s not just the speed of change that’s accelerating.  The level of complexity you have to deal with is expanding as well, at an ever-increasing rate. It all boils down to this: Eventually you’ll be out of business.  If you want to succeed and grow, your organization needs to change at least as fast as, or faster than, the speed of change in your industry. The Enterprise of the Future is a framework for leaders and managers to increase the speed at which their people and organizations innovate and learn.  It forms a platform for developing the right strategy, identifying and minimizing risk, and transforming traditional knowledge-hoarding organizations into agile knowledge enterprises. This site provides access to a collection of tools and best practices for helping you make this transformation happen.

The benefits of transitioning to a knowledge enterprise

Some key benefits include measurable improvement in learning rates, concept-to-development cycle times, and time-to-market (for some examples, see our KMWorld article Logistics at the speed of thought (almost).”  Improved collaboration in a global, virtual environment improves the ability to respond to and even create new business opportunities. Lower labor costs and increased knowledge worker productivity drive global competitiveness.  Better alignment of work processes, culture and enterprise architecture yields increased return-on-investment in IT.  Gains in relative market value result from improved development, application and expansion of key intellectual assets.  Improved learning and better decision-making result in reduced risk, costs and liability due to errors.  Streamlined, rapidly self-organizing collaborative processes translate into the ability to quickly respond to change, along with the obvious productivity gains. Any one of these improvements alone will have a positive impact on your top and/or bottom line performance. The changes you see in the market are irreversible.  Those who recognize and capitalize on them, or even better, lead them, will be rewarded.  Those who don’t will be rendered irrelevant. The Enterprise of the Future is an ongoing quest.  It’s been said that we can either try to predict the future or we can co-create it.  By creating the capacity for rapid innovation and learning, the Enterprise of the Future serves as a model for sustained success in a complex, fast-changing world. We hope you’ll join us on our journey of learning and discovery, and putting our collective knowledge to work. Enterprise of the Future Framework
if your speed of change - the rate at which your organization innovates and learns - is slower than that of your industry, you’re continually falling behind in a vicious cycle.
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