Design to Disrupt

The Unorganization

A new report from research institute SogetiLabs advocates “unorganizing” and four other concrete activities in order to monetize on the new economic wave. The report “The Unorganization” is the fifth report on the topic of disruption. It presents a new growth model to leverage digital disruption, based on the insights coming from the disruptive innovation project of SogetiLabs.Organizations should take more advantage of the new economic growth engines. To achieve this, new frameworks need to be constructed, and the old must be demolished. This kind of reinventing will lead to a different type of organizations. In the new report from SogetiLabs, co-authored by researchers Menno van Doorn, Sander Duivestein and Peter Smith, these are the “Unorganizations”. In many respects Unorganizations are the opposite of the classic organization: limited versus unlimited, managed versus unmanaged, egosystem versus ecosystem, silos versus platforms, purposeless versus purpose driven.Abandoning the old management models, unleashing new ones, and how to do that concretely is focused in the new research from SogetiLabs in order to provide guidance and help as organizations are facing this paradigm shift.

Mastering Digital Disruption with DevOps

In our previous disruption reports we sketched the prospect of the ‘Valley of Death’. Traditional organizations will end up in this track of deadly peril if they fail to come up with a timely solution to disruption. What should organizations do to be successful in digitally disruptive times? Organizations like yours, presumably, which were not born in the Web 2.0 age and do not bear names like Spotify or Dropbox.Names are irrelevant in this context (other fashionable terms will probably pop up in the near future) — what matters is the direction that is now becoming clearly apparent. The marketers call it the Lean Startup. The IT departments are talking about DevOps. The experts in the field of management speak of management innovation. All three of them have the same thing in mind: stop wasting people’s time, bring the human component into focus and accelerate innovation. Good ideas about how to learn from the digital disruptors do not appear out of nowhere. We present DevOps both as the practice and holistic approach to survive and thrive digital disruption.

Blockchain: cryptoplatform for a frictionless economy

Welcome to the wondrous world of the complex and highly imaginative crypto-economy. The world of block- chain and bitcoin, of miners, sandboxes and hashes. If you are not well-up in this subject yet, you may easily fall under the spell of the fascinating and fast-growing crypto-environments. And even if you have already made a study of the subject, some elements of the crypto-economy may remain mysterious and to some extent intangible.

New Digital Competition

The new VINT report explores the new digital competition and presents:

  • A analysis of the success factors of disruption
  • 10 design principles of the new digital competition like Unbundle your organization processes, APIs first. Access over ownership and Building trust with social systems
  • The need for every business to develop a API-strategy
  • An appeal to the CIO and the IT department to use a leading digital approach and map out an offensive technological route.

An Executive Introduction

The disruptive potential of new technologies is growing at a staggering speed and challengers in the market are more vigorous than ever. The combination of these new possibilities and the rise of new competitors are the main drivers that are accelerating innovation.Read about it in the latest report by VINT Design to Disrupt: An Executive Introduction

Don’t be Evil

Will 'simply doing good' become the new corporate bottom line? Will it be a recipe for emerging more strongly from the crisis? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” admittedly sounds a little corny these days, and certainly overly simplistic. At the same time, it could also be the most economic way to deal with the current crisis.

*Opinions expressed on this blog reflect the writer’s views and not the position of the Sogeti Group