Thursday, August 26, 2021


A connective mind is full of potential, a connective organization is full of intelligence; and a connective world is full of energy.

The black and white boundaries continue to diminish in the 21st century due to the occurrence of increased integration across functional borders, organizational borders, geographical borders, industry boundaries, as well as information permeating into the environment and people's movement across cultures smoothly. 

When things connect in this way, both horizontally and vertically, any entity wishing to negotiate a successful journey has to understand what the implications of hyper-connectivity mean to them. to their organization and society. But much more importantly, they have to understand the external changing connected eco-environment inside out and discover how they can interact with nature seamlessly.

Cognitive connectivity: A connective world is full of energy; a connective mind is full of potential, free from psychological inertia; has an expanded thinking box to connect wider dots for spurring abundant thoughts effortlessly. A connecting mind can see through things from different angles, and shape holistic insight in a broader way. A connective mind is both open and structural; comprehensive and abstract; creative and critical, analytical and synthetic, perceiving differences among similarities; and seeing the commonality even at the seemingly “polar opposite” viewpoint. It is the mind with the thinking process that holds onto its natural connectivity while being prepared to connect the dots even in the opposite direction should they make sense.

A connective mind practices diverse thinking processes and then, converges them into new knowledge and insight. A connective mind is interdependent-linking our inner self and surrounding frictionlessly. A connected mind is a powerful engine to keep generating thoughts, thoughts wrapping around thoughts to shape ideas big and small; ideas following with ideas create a beautiful landscape to enrich our life adventure and allow us to connect to the rest of the universe wirelessly. We are part of nature, and nature keeps emerging...

Information Connectivity: Connectivity is the “nature” of today’s information abundant organization and society. Information does not live alone but permeates everywhere in the environment. Information is the connection between processes and a process is the connection between information. If cognitive connectivity makes us smart as human beings, highly cognitive information connectivity is like the nerve system of the business, to collect, process and update information with a deep understanding of the decisions that need to be made and their impact, also guide the corporate actions and behavior on the way to adapt to changes smoothly.

In fact, in this information-abundant era, there isn't really much of an enterprise without the massive oceans of information that flow through the enterprise at any given split second. Information is paradoxical- it’s invaluable and confusing; critical and misleading, all depending on its quality as well as how people can use them properly. Information brings about business ideas; business ideas generate lots of information. It is the aggregation of information and the assessment of that information creates the intelligence required to define the rules that move the business forward superconsciously. Appreciate information, but don’t worship it. People are the masters who can apply information-based intelligence to utilize cognitive abilities of the smart business to derive the value for the betterment of the organization as a whole in the long run to make a difference.

Creative connectivity: Creativity is about connecting the dots. It’s an inner process to create novel ideas. It is felt that creative cognition is a self-rewarding process where divergent thinking would promote connectivity through the development of new synapses for solving problems creatively. Creative connectivity means to have a better ability for dots connection across knowledge boundaries to spark great ideas and catalyze innovation. There are often lots of people capable of "connecting the dots," but unfortunately, a lack of cultural support for independent thinking and sometimes contrarian positions are often prevalent. It’s the responsibility of contemporary leadership to break down silos and break through self-limited restrictions.

Conceptually, how cleverly you connect your dots by leveraging your experiences and finding a solution to the problems is creativity. Creativity to some extent is the nature of seeing the patterns that already exist, and then being able to predict how they change, and sometimes manipulate them in a direction that fits our needs to solve particular problems innovatively. In practice, connect key resources and assets in the context of the idea reaching innovation hubs and clusters across the digital ecosystem. That, in turn, will further fuel creative energy and harness more collaboration in innovative initiatives to their environments. To broaden creative impact, the aspect which matters is ensuring that the enterprise is connected to all the appropriate ecosystems, lattice or otherwise, touch points, for improving idea flows, and catalyzing innovation consistently.

The fact is that the world now becomes more advanced, over-complex, hyperconnected, and interdependent than ever. Businesses are transforming from siloed functions, the sum of pieces into a connected whole. It requires people to see things through a broader lens and enable them to approach the flow zone for improving accountability,  rejuvenating creative energy, and share a natural affinity for new perspectives, innovations, and collective wisdom enthusiastically.


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