Thursday, October 28, 2021


Contemporary leaders should avoid mismanagement symptom, take necessary actions to transform a lethargic, disconnected organizational system into a thriving workplace and an innovative society.

 Human society becomes hyper-connected, over-complex, and interdependent. Economic and political models provide some insight into the tradeoffs associated with running an innovative organization. 

Top leaders need to clarify their vision, apply interdisciplinary knowledge to understand interconnectivity between processes and systems, expand the new horizon for people to collaborate smoothly, compete fairly and solve problems innovatively, in order to unleash the full potential of human society.

IT as a glue to interweave an innovative human society: Information and technology catalyze today's businesses and modern society. Information brings about business ideas; business ideas generate lots of information. Information comes from the analysis of that data, technology allows for the capture, manipulation, and presentation of data. Information is one of the most intensive puzzle pieces of doing people-centric innovation and Information Systems are the backbone for running a real time innovative society.

In specific, information management systems include policies, structures, programs, portfolios as well as the interwoven relationships between those elements, so managers can leverage them to improve information flow – to ensure people are getting the right information to solve problems effectively. Information system potential would directly impact on the innovation capacity of societal systems because information is the most intensive component in managing a healthy portfolio with the right mix of incremental and radical innovations.

People are fully developed to enhance the career upcycle and make an influence on building an innovative human society:
Employee disengagement is a widespread symptom in organizations, causing economic loss, employee dissatisfaction, and work lives lacking true value. It further causes organizational and societal stagnation. People are the most crucial human capital that organizations need to invest in, rather than human resources only. An essential aspect of unleashing human potential, both at the individual or group level, is the ability to challenge different assumptions, subjective conclusions, traditional beliefs, outdated methodologies/practices. In an innovative organization and society, people are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone, bring unconventional wisdom to the table, practice creative communication and take innovative initiatives for unlocking performance.

In practice, training, teaching, coaching, role modeling, self-managing, etc, are all effective methodologies to develop talent. Greater personalization leads to better understanding and application in workforce management to improve professional upcycle career development. Building an intelligent society is about keeping talent flow, integrating competitive teams to innovate, and overcome common challenges. Either individually or collectively, for human beings to function to the best of their ability, they require recognition to fulfill their obligations, encouragement and opportunities to progress in order to gain a measure of self-esteem and contribute to society through a fair system of remuneration. Contemporary leaders should avoid mismanagement symptom, take necessary actions to transform a lethargic, disconnected organizational system into a thriving workplace and an innovative society.

Preventing problems is superior to fixing problems:
Opportunity and risks co-exist. The major source of limitation in any opportunity/risk management is because of the risk of the unknown. There are unknown interactions and very high inner dynamics in business complexity. Innovation implies higher risk and higher return on investment. In order to develop a creative workforce and build an innovative society, predicting risks and preventing problems are crucial to enable unconventional problem-solving and connecting wider dots to spark innovation.

Risks are simply potential problems. Solving problems requires people who have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Preventing problems requires people, processes, or systems to analyze and predict the possibility of a problem. With the introduction of information and application of intelligence, it is the aggregation and assessment of information that creates the intelligence required to predict trends with a fact-based vision of where to aim and how to get there, defining the rules and strategies in driving the organization forward smoothly. Effective risk prediction and prevention requires cultural changes and leadership support, and optimized processes for identifying, assessing, preventing, and resolving problems. In an innovative society, preventing problems is superior to fixing problems; being innovative is more important than taking a few innovative initiatives. People are the center of change and innovation.

We live in the hyper-connected and interdependent modern global society now, humans are part of the natural world, full of potential, full of variety. We have to be determined to not get limited by conventional wisdom, make real progress somehow. We need to gain an in-depth understanding of numerous visible and invisible factors that perhaps influence the cycle of balance and growth. We can shape a people-centric society based on the realization of sameness and difference; process and flexibility, standardization and personalization. We should experiment with unconventional practices, with a better result to innovate a human society.


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