“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein
From the invention of the wheel to the advent of virtual reality, the evolution of our society has been predicated on the power of human ingenuity, curiosity and imagination. For thousands of years, people have been thinking of ways and means to keep themselves safe, simplify and improvise traditional ways of doing things, to drive efficiency and evolve. Today, as our post-pandemic society is confronted with a number of challenges, including wealth disparities, lack of social consciousness, climate change, imbalances in the global economy due to increasing localisation, and declining trust between people and the entire ecosystem, we are on the cusp of change.
However, compared to the past, while the need for change is heightened in our present fractured world, that for balance and sustainable growth is more pronounced and better understood. This is the time for human ingenuity to create meaningful change in society and, by extension, in businesses.
When we talk about organisational change, there are a few fundamental questions to consider: Why is change needed? What will drive change? Who will this change impact? At the core of the responses to all these questions lie people and technology. To make this change sustainable, we have to see human intelligence and technology not as two distinct concepts, but as interlinked aspects that feed into each other to create maximum value. It is about the human mind driving technological advancement as much as it is about technology addressing human necessity—transformation for tomorrow is both human-led and tech-powered.
As business leaders embrace this game-changing opportunity, they will have to consider where they are, where they aspire to be and how they will bridge the gap—
that is, how they can augment the power of people combined with digital solutions to drive change at both speed and scale.
Think ‘purpose’: Nurturing the right culture and inculcating a sense of purpose within an organisation is of utmost importance—this includes encouraging a digital mindset. Organisations are looking to make up for lost time, they are looking to create a cohort of futurists enabled with technological tools to drive productivity and efficiency internally and simultaneously deliver improved results externally. Imbibing shared values and creating a…
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