In this new paradigm, we must lead with trust, openness, transparency and autonomy so that we can build productive organizations of people that feel valued and empowered to act.
Then: The Industrial Revolution. The old order was mass efficiency and productivity through centralized power structures; like a machine tweak the person to tweak the outcome. All of these tools for modern management were invented in the 1900’s for the needs of the Industrial Revolution. These “top-down” tools still drive modern management.
Now: The Industrial Internet. Give the power away. A new era of unprecedented change with an exponential upward curve of innovation demands a decentralized, more natural power structure. Interconnected networks must be developed where the human element is empowered to bring dynamic innovation from the “bottom-up.” Today, in a technological revolution we must re-learn our humanity - to trust, to purpose, to value, and to believe.