“The disruptive competence”: a book that teaches you that adaptability is the new gold

Posted on 20/06/2016

Internet has fundamentally changed the use of time and space. Quicker access to more consumers and excess supply of information that is accessible to nearly everyone have thoroughly changed the context in which the business sector operates.

While organizations could previously expand their market position over time, they now have to operate in a context in which complexity and changes occur at constantly increasing rates and are becoming the norm. Tomorrow is different from yesterday. Disruptive business models destroy traditions and shake entire sectors to their very foundations. Every  disruption has a major impact because everything is interconnected. The network economy, in which nearly everything is available for nearly everyone, imposes new types of demands on managers. You will find out more about it in the book ###i/i###  

Inspired by Elliott Jaques’ work regarding human capability, ###i/i### takes a stimulating and thought-provoking look at what each level of an organization needs to contribute in the internet age. The book looks at how the dramatic changes in speed of communication and access to information that have taken place in recent years mean that new ideas can be transformed into successful new businesses in far less time that in the past. Consequently, businesses that may have been highly successful for many years are now at risk unless they accept the need to change and to adapt.

Adaptability means also that corporates must be aware of the importance of being lean and agile. And this begins with the lightest possible structures, e.g with a virtual office on a registered office address instead of a real office. At HDS, we are ready to help you to enhance your own disruptive competence.