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Will knowledge work be the only way to stay employed?

The above question appeared a few days ago on BPM.com prompted by a post that suggested as much. I propose however that the perspectives are rather shortsighted. I do not even see BPM as the employee-eating monster as some seem

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Posted in Economy, Executives, Human Resources

The Interdependence of Technology and Culture

Are computers making us smarter or dumbing us down?  However we feel about it, technology will progress and we need to decide for ourselves how we will interact with it. Yet before we can do that, we need to understand

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Posted in Economy, Evolution, Machine Learning

Productivity and Process Management

Over the years I had multiple discussions with process management experts who claimed that the increase in productivity that can be seen in economy statistics is related to the use of process management software. I do not see that as

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Posted in Economy, People Management

Naive Intervention – Part 3: Illusions of Predictability in Investment Theory and BPM

In part 1 of these series I discussed the concept of Naive Intervention as a response to purely human need of causal narratives, while no such thing exists outside our brain. In part 2 I discussed the priority of survival

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Posted in Adaptive Case Management, Business Strategy, Complexity, Economy, Executives, Predictive Analysis

Naive Intervention – Part 1: From Antifragile to Models Behaving Badly

‘Naive Intervention’ is a term used by Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan) in his recent book ‘Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder.’ Taleb explains that in business and economy progress comes from natural dynamics and not from naive intervention. He uses

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Posted in Adaptive Case Management, BPM, Business Strategy, Complexity, Economy

Sapere Aude – An Age of Enlightenment for Business?

A few weeks ago Keith Swenson asked me if our current age has been considered or named in the sense of a further step in our human evolution, much as it happened during The Enlightenment or The Age of Reason.

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Posted in Adaptive Process, BPM, Complexity, Economy, Executives

Agile and Scrum versus the God Complex

Let’s Fire the MBA Bean Counters For over ten years I have been questioning the viability of rigid process management methodologies and was ridiculed for ‘not getting it’. I have presented the scientific evidence around complex adaptive systems, the benefits

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