Developing an understanding of the strategic potential of new technologies, and of the impacts and implications of the macro trends and megatrends is key to de-risking the future of any organisation. Collective immersion is key to surfacing diverse perspectives, inspiring better questions, and accelerating exploration.
Ecosystem enabling operating models can accelerate organisational learning and responsiveness in the face of multiple plausible futures, create synergies that improve the economics of innovation, and accelerate the iterative process of innovation, significantly reducing the time between idea and realization and scale.
Paradigm shifts in technology seem now to be occurring on a monthly basis. Offering an early signal into a more autonomous future is AutoGPT, which can complete a complex array of tasks, with minimal human direction, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with AI.
The trans-disciplinary, integrative, collective, systems thinking of cybernetics places an explicit emphasis on the environmental impact of technologies, along with the human impacts, making it a truly holistic approach with which to tackle today’s increasingly interconnected ‘wicked’ problems, and ‘poly-crises’.
Innovation is a word in very broad usage, but it can be hard to pin down exactly what people mean when talking about it. When organisations don’t have a common language to talk about innovation, inevitably there are misunderstandings about goals, expectations and outcomes. Three lenses can help to demystify innovation