Paul Bessems, 01-02-2019
In recent years we have read more and more reports that robots will replace our work. But your work will probably not be replaced by robots but by people who understand digital transformation better. Many people are in denial or do not understand digital transformation sufficiently. They think digital transformation is the same as digitalization or automation. Many companies (strategy), governments (policy), and education institutes (curricula) still take ‘the company’ or ‘the business’ as the starting point for digital transformation. They suffer from dominant logic and the lack of an effective radar.
You can see this paper as developing and turning on your digital radar to make the right decisions at the right time. In my experience, turning on your radar is of the utmost importance in the context of digital transformation and, for example, the development and application of technologies such as ‘internet of things’, blockchain, ‘artificial intelligence’ and organizational concepts such as the digital assembly line. True digital transformation will affect virtually every office, knowledge organization, and information worker and fundamentally change our work and organizations. What the physical assembly line has done in factories, the digital assembly line will do in offices. You better prepare for that.
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