Den Femte Disciplinen är en bok som sprängde pärmarna då den kom ut 1990. Det var det år då Nelson Mandela släpptes ur fängelset, då Öst- och Vässtyskland återförenades, och då världshälsoorganisationen WHO tog bort homosexualitet från sin lista över sjukdomar.
En idé som ska fyllas med innehåll
Det är en bok om den lärande organisationen. Det är en bok om en idé som ska fyllas med innehåll. Det är inte en best practice eller en färdig modell. Tankarna om lärande organisationer hade prövats av Margaret Mead, Douglas McGregor, Reg Revans, David McClelland och Chris Argyris. På 1930- och 40-talen hade Ludwig van Bertalanffy lanserat systemtänkandet eller systemteorin:
”Ett system är en helhet som består av ett antal ömsesidigt samverkande delar. Samverkan mellan delarna utgörs av ett utbyte av information, materia eller energi.”
Ett organ i kroppen, en grupp människor, ett militärt flygplan, djur och växter i en ekologisk nisch och en aktiemarknad är exempel på system.
We can recommend a read of the McKinsey article talks about the four fights you have to win
in your digital strategy.
If there’s one thing a digital strategy can’t be, it’s incremental. The mismatch between most incumbents’ business models and digital futures is too great—and the environment is changing too quickly—for anything but bold, inventive strategic plans to work.
The Cybersecurity threats are increasing and we can assume that we will see more attacks and breaches during 2019. Being responsible for developing the cybersecurity at an organisation can be a challenging and sometimes a lonely task. It is impossible (and not to mention very very expensive) to protect an organisation for all types of cybercrime – a substantial analysis and prioritization of the greatest risk for your specific organisation has to be done. And if you succeeded with your job – not enough people will thank you, and if you not succeed – then you will get the blame.
The great thing about the last years cyber attacks
Of course there is never a good thing that these attacks are happening and setting people and organizations at risk- but if we have to find something good that came out of it, it is the fact that the general awareness regarding these matters has increased.
Today two of our faculty members, Martin Vendel and Henrik Blomgren, launched their Professional Certificate Program on the Harvard MIT online platform edX. was launched by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
They have cooperated with KTH MOOC team and Studio, as well as ABB Sweden. Ready to learn more regarding Digital Transformation, take one or why not all of the four courses. If you want to learn IRL join their course here at KTH Executive School.
He is an entrepreneur and founder of 21st Century Frontiers. His main skill is work with companies, governments and other organisations as a strategic economic, technology and innovation advisor in the area of sustainability. His background is in engineering, industrial economy and marketing.
Mr Pamlin worked as Global Policy Advisor for WWF from 1999 to 2009. During his tenure, Pamlin initiated WWFs Trade and Investment Programme work in the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and led the work with companies (especially high-tech companies such as ICT) as solution providers.
From 2010 to 2013 he was the Director for the Low Carbon Leaders Project under the UN Global Compact.
He is currently a Senior Associate at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Senior Advisor at RISE, a visiting research fellow at the Research Center of Journalism and Social Development at Renmin university, and advisor to Centre for Sustainable Development at Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Current work includes work to establish a framework that can identify winners in a sustainable future, build a platform for global trend assessment, promote clusters capable of delivering transformative solutions, exploring the impact of our “digital twins” and develop tools that allow public procurement to support sustainable solutions. Pamlin is also leading work to develop tools for companies, organisations and cities to measure and report their positive impacts, focus on climate, water, health and poverty.
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