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Managementprincipes uit de vorige eeuw worden contraproductief

Managementprincipes uit de vorige eeuw worden contraproductief | new society | Scoop.it
De praktijken en managementprincipes van de vorige eeuw zijn niet langer houdbaar. De auteur houdt 10 praktijken tegen het licht en verduidelijkt telkens het alternatief met een compact voorbeeld.
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Afscheid nemen van mythes is in de dagelijkse praktijk vaak nog niet echt aan de orde. Veel nonprofit organisaties zijn deze mythes juist als waarheden aan het ontdekken:

1. Om succesvol te zijn moet een organisatie veel kunnen produceren tegen lage kosten en consistente kwaliteit.

2. Het doel van het bedrijf is winst maken

3. Het belangrijkste kapitaal is financieel kapitaal

4. Een productielijn is lineair

5. Een efficient bedrijf kent vergaande arbeidsdeling

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Capitalism isn't broken – but it does need a rewrite

Capitalism isn't broken – but it does need a rewrite | new society | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, economists indulged heady hopes that globalisation would raise all boats via unfettered free market activity. Now, but a generation later, many are having second thoughts. That’s because global free markets, while indeed maximising GDP for all concerned, have also ushered in staggering rates of inequality together with a looming threat of irreversible climate change from increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Some scholars are going so far as to blame capitalism itself. James Hickel argues that “there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on”. But what should come in its place is anyone’s guess. Capitalism is the culprit and there’s an angry band of revolutionaries ready to ditch the idea in favour of something entirely new — starting with granting inalienable rights to nature itself, as Hickel himself suggests.

While certain reforms may sound refreshing, we might not want to reach for such desperate measures as dismantling an economic system that has managed to bring us unprecedented access to cutting-edge technology, information, and medicine at eminently affordable prices. Besides, capitalism at its root isn’t so much about greed as basic self-interest. And each of us is self-interested to some degree. This is a fact of biology we ignore at our peril.

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Managersonline.nl - Tien beroepen van de toekomst

Managersonline.nl - Tien beroepen van de toekomst | new society | Scoop.it
7 september 2017 - De voorspelling is dat technologie veel banen met eentonige handelingen over gaat nemen. Er blijven dan vooral banen over die veelzijdig zijn en veel verandering bieden.

Opleiding en ontwikkeling van specifieke vaardigheden spelen in de baan van de toekomst een belangrijke rol. Konica Minolta ziet dat banen en technologie in ontwikkeling blijven en dat er meer flexibele deeltijd- en freelance-banen ontstaan.
Toch is het moeilijk om te voorspellen wat de banen van de toekomst precies inhouden. Voorheen was technologie vooral een vervanging van de oude manier van werken. Maar als computers de capaciteit ontwikkelen om te leren en te denken, biedt dat volledig nieuwe mogelijkheden. Uit een onderzoek van de universiteit van Oxford blijkt dat 40 procent van de huidige banen verdwijnt door automatisering. Hierdoor zijn er meer mensen beschikbaar voor andere taken, zoals het werken aan duurzame projecten.
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How Amazon Will Use Analytics To Shake Up The Supermarket Industry

How Amazon Will Use Analytics To Shake Up The Supermarket Industry | new society | Scoop.it
Expect the company to transform supermarkets—but only if it pulls the right levers, introduces analytics in a strategic way, and gains employee support for its wide-ranging changes.
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Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov

Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov | new society | Scoop.it

Just a decade ago, Silicon Valley pitched itself as a savvy ambassador of a newer, cooler, more humane kind of capitalism. It quickly became the darling of the elite, of the international media, and of that mythical, omniscient tribe: the “digital natives”. While an occasional critic – always easy to dismiss as a neo-Luddite – did voice concerns about their disregard for privacy or their geeky, almost autistic aloofness, public opinion was firmly on the side of technology firms.

Silicon Valley was the best that America had to offer; tech companies frequently occupied – and still do – top spots on lists of the world’s most admired brands. And there was much to admire: a highly dynamic, innovative industry, Silicon Valley has found a way to convert scrolls, likes and clicks into lofty political ideals, helping to export freedom, democracy and human rights to the Middle East and north Africa. Who knew that the only thing thwarting the global democratic revolution was capitalism’s inability to capture and monetise the eyeballs of strangers?

How things have changed. An industry once hailed for fuelling the Arab spring is today repeatedly accused of abetting Islamic State. An industry that prides itself on diversity and tolerance is now regularly in the news for cases of sexual harassment as well as the controversial views of its employees on matters such as gender equality. An industry that built its reputation on offering us free things and services is now regularly assailed for making other things – housing, above all – more expensive.

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Hoe de overheid en de individualistische burger elkaar in de houdgreep houden

Hoe de overheid en de individualistische burger elkaar in de houdgreep houden | new society | Scoop.it
Deze lessen kunnen we leren van bestuurskundige Albert Jan Kruiter.
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LA Tech Map: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups By City In Greater LA

LA Tech Map: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups By City In Greater LA | new society | Scoop.it
Collectively, these LA-tech startups have raised over $4.1B in disclosed equity funding.
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This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion

This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion | new society | Scoop.it

The main argument for a universal basic income (UBI) is that it would reduce poverty and income inequality. Yet UBI advocates often overlook a range of other potential benefits. Digital UBI payments can bring people into the financial system and build their financial capability, unlocking a range of development benefits for citizens and governments alike.

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An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0

An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0 | new society | Scoop.it

Introducing households and professional kitchens to the revolution of aeroponics – that is neoFarms’ mission. NeoFarms is developing the appliance that grows your favourite greens automatically. It’s hassle-free, highly productive and easily fits into your kitchen or living space. I recently had the opportunity to meet one of neoFarms founders Maximilian Richter in Hanover.

Society 3.0: “Hi Max! Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak to us. Would you please tell us something about yourself?”

Maximilian Richter: “Well, my name is Maximilian Richter. I am 25 years old, and I was born in Hanover where I also currently live. I studied Industrial Design and finished my bachelor’s degree at the beginning of this year. During my studies, I started working for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. I was the only designer in the electronic research department. That’s where I got my first experience in hardware development and how to design for feasibility. Nevertheless, I did not have much enforcement capability due to the strict hierarchy – that’s when I realized that the corporate world was not really my calling. In hindsight I always preferred start-ups – especially when it came to not having a fixed schedule and versatile tasks.


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Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? | new society | Scoop.it
Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly
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Op weg naar Rio - nieuworganiseren.nu

Op weg naar Rio - nieuworganiseren.nu | new society | Scoop.it

Vier jaar geleden begonnen 24 directeuren en leidinggevenden aan een reis naar de lerende organisatie. Het bracht hen langs topsporters, lean-methoden en zelfinzicht uiteindelijk naar Rio. Van deze reis is er nu een prachtig verslag.


Marc Lammers, Anky van Grunsven, Jacco Verhaeren, Dennis van der Geest, Arnold Vanderlyde en Bart Brentjens. Hoe gaaf is een Master Business Administrations waarin je les krijgt van deze topsporters en -coaches? En waar je bovendien met jezelf en je organisatie aan de slag gaat in de Lean-filosofie van Toyota? Met als slagroom op de taart na vier jaar zwoegen: een trip naar de Olympische Spelen in Rio en een ontmoeting met Ricardo Semler? Als ik directeur zou zijn, zou ik het wel weten.

Reis

Van deze reis heeft de organisator, Arpa, nu een prachtig vormgegeven boek gemaakt: Op weg naar een lerende organisatie. Want dat is waar Lean, of zoals ze bij Arpa zeggen Learn, over gaat: continu verbeteren, leren, innoveren en teambuilding. De link met topsport ligt dan ook voor de hand en wordt in het boek én in het traject Master in Business Learning van ook volop gemaakt. ‘Zolang je in beweging blijft, is de kans dat je geraakt wordt het kleinst,’ zegt oud-bokser Arnold Vanderlyde bijvoorbeeld. En dressuurruiter Anky van Grunsven: ‘Hoe extremer je alles kunt voelen, hoe meer plezier je kunt hebben.’

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How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee | TEDxLiverpool

Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future,

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We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov

We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov | new society | Scoop.it
Laws protecting workers from employers’ out-of-hours emails ignore the fact that, for many, switching off is not an option
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Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | new society | Scoop.it
Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work

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Yes, I'm a great supporter of the unconditional basicincome. This article give the pro's and cons. Well balanced view.
By Sonia Dodha.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 12:46 PM
This is beginning to be talked about in Canada. It may be part of how, in an increasingly technological world, we are able to live. It is may also be part of the answer to people who live below the poverty line.
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Niemand will diese Blase platzen sehen

Niemand will diese Blase platzen sehen | new society | Scoop.it

Der Gegenangriff auf das Silicon Valley ist in vollem Gange. Viele fordern, die Macht des sogenannten Big Tech zu beschneiden.
Große digitale Plattformen werden daher versuchen, mehr politisches Gewicht zu bekommen, indem sie dem Vorgehen von Tabak-, Öl- und Finanzfirmen folgen.
Die Strahlkraft des Silicon Valley bleibt ungebrochen: Politiker schmieden einen unausgesprochenen Pakt mit Big Tech oder dessen Ideen.
Von Evgeny Morozov

Gerade mal zehn Jahre ist es her, dass sich das Silicon Valley als der clevere Botschafter eines neuen, cooleren, menschlicheren Kapitalismus vermarktete. Schnell stieg es auf zum Liebling der Eliten, der internationalen Medien und jenes mythischen, allwissenden Stammes: der "digital natives". Äußerten gelegentliche Kritiker - freilich schnell als Neo-Luddisten abgetan - Bedenken über etwa die Missachtung der Privatsphäre oder die beinahe autistische Unnahbarkeit des Valley, schlug sich die Öffentlichkeit stets auf die Seite der Technologieunternehmen.

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9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More | new society | Scoop.it
Co.Design asked a handful of the 2017 Innovation By Design Award recipients and honorees working in technology, branding, experience design, architecture, urbanism, product design, and industrial design about the ideas that will impact the industry the most in the next few years. Of primary concern to many individuals? If the current trajectory of design will lead us to a better world or plunge us deeper into our pool of problems, redefining what “better” means, and taking a closer look at who is benefiting from design.


1. DESIGNERS WILL BECOME “MUTAGENS”
“Architects and designers worldwide are confronted with a very interesting choice: Borrowing Buckminster Fuller’s words, we could say that our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems. However, it might turn into utopia if we are able to tackle the major societal challenges of our time, starting from the issues of equity.

“In order to achieve the latter, we will also require a different approach. I would argue for a paradigm shift from the ego-fueled visions of architecture of the 20th century to a collaborative, inclusive, network-driven process inspired by 21st-century, digital-driven trends such as crowdsourcing, open access, and mass customization. I think the architects and designers today are well placed to play an orchestrating role, what we could define as a ‘choral’ one: being the ones who can coordinate several voices, harmonizing them into a better ensemble.
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Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities | new society | Scoop.it
“Ha-lleluuuu-jah,” booms the distinctive voice of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, also known as the general overseer.

The sound comes out through thousands of loudspeakers planted in every corner of Redemption Camp. Market shoppers pause their haggling, and worshippers – some of whom have been sleeping on mats in this giant auditorium for days – stop brushing their teeth to join in the reply.

Hallelujah is the theme for this year’s Holy Ghost convention at one of Nigeria’s biggest megachurches, and all week the word echoes among the millions of people attending.

As evening falls on Friday, Adeboye, a church celebrity, is soon to take the stage at his vast new auditorium to give the convention’s last, three-hour sermon. Helicopters land next to the 3 sq km edifice, delivering Nigeria’s rich and powerful to what promises to be the night of the year.
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The Leadership Style of the Future - People Development

The Leadership Style of the Future - People Development | new society | Scoop.it
The leadership style of the future is the supportive style which does not rely its effectiveness on authority. An effective leader does not criticize.
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Hacker Who Stopped WannaCry Charged With Writing Banking Malware

Hacker Who Stopped WannaCry Charged With Writing Banking Malware | new society | Scoop.it
Marcus Hutchins is under arrest in Las Vegas for allegedly writing Kronos, a banking trojan, three years ago.
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This Solar-Powered Tiny House Lets You Live Entirely Off the Grid

This Solar-Powered Tiny House Lets You Live Entirely Off the Grid | new society | Scoop.it
This incredible off-the-grid Tiny Home, constructed by boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs really has taken Tiny House construction to the next level. It’s packed with clever design features, high quality materials and sustainable technologies. 
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‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare

‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare | new society | Scoop.it
In many countries, most social care is carried out by unqualified workers on low pay. The economic rationale: why pay for health professionals when you don’t have to?

But a Dutch approach to social care is turning that argument on its head - why use anyone who is not a healthcare professional? And remarkably, it is showing that using qualified nurses ends up being cheaper.

‘Buurtzorg’, meaning ‘neighbourhood care’, allows nurses to act as a ‘health coach’ for their patients, advising them on how to stay healthy, caring for their needs and using their initiative.

This proactive process has enabled the Dutch healthcare system to reduce costs by around 40%, while the time it takes to administer care has been slashed by a staggering 50%.

These impressive figures have not gone unnoticed, with a host of other countries around the world considering a similar style of community care.
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These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit

These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit | new society | Scoop.it
I’m sure we can all agree that life is better when you fully bask in each and every moment. The question is, how do you actually get there when your mind is constantly racing with worries and thoughts about the past and future?

Well, who better to ask than the person who actually created the mindfulness movement in the west?

Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the first mindfulness center for Medicine, Health Care at the University of Massachesetts Medical School.

In his book, Full Catastrophe Living, he explained the seven essential attitudinal qualities for mindful living. We’ve gone over them below and we explain why they can be so powerful to implement into your daily life.
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— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach...

— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach... | new society | Scoop.it
Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach self-actualisation, you must sucessfully obtain each stage beneath it.
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AI in de toekomst: en als de robots de wetten gaan overtreden? - Frankwatching

AI in de toekomst: en als de robots de wetten gaan overtreden? - Frankwatching | new society | Scoop.it

Column – Ik wil het zo graag geloven. De overtuiging dat het slechts een kwestie van tijd is, voordat we met het grootste gemak het functioneren van de hersenen kunnen verbeteren of herstellen door het implanteren van chips, of door het aanleggen van een geheel gerestaureerd neuraal weefsel. En ik wil dit gedeelte van het verhaal geloven, omdat ik al te veel van dichtbij heb meegemaakt wat beginnende dementie doet met mensen en wat gevorderde dementie doet met de naasten van die mensen.


Laat Elon Musk met zijn startup Neuralink zijn gang maar gaan, laat hem alles lukken wat hem voor ogen staat. Als hij erin slaagt om van het bestrijden van Alzheimer of Parkinson succesvol te maken, kan hij minder aandacht besteden aan de geïnteresseerden in een ontsnappingsroute naar Mars. En er gloort succes; Charles Lieber, nanobioloog van Harvard, slaagde erin om met de injectie van een flinterdun elektronisch net een naadloze vergroeiïng met het biologisch circuit in de hersenen te bereiken. Het was bij muizen, maar het is een begin.

Waar hebben we het hier over? Over medische biologie? Over het vervangen of repareren van de hersenfuncties? Over het begrijpen van het werken van de hersens? In het algemeen, over de evolutie van mens en computer, of mens en kunstmatige intelligentie, oftewel AI?

De mens met AI

En zo kom ik op die interessante podcast, het interview van Ezra Klein met de Israelische geschiedkundige Yuval Harari. Harari’s eerste boek ‘Sapiens’ werd juichend ontvangen, zijn nieuwe boek ‘Homo Deus, een kleine geschiedenis van de toekomst’ krijgt ook volop aandacht.

In de podcast gaat het over de toekomst van mens met AI. En Harari trekt een parallel met de vorige evolutie, die van het dier en de mens. Toen hadden we nog niet eens de stiekem opgenomen beelden uit de Vlaamse en Nederlandse slachterijen gezien. “Als we kijken hoe we dieren behandelen, in het bijzonder in de industriële boerenbedrijf, dan hebben de meeste mensen twee soorten argumenten om te rechtvaardigen hoe we koeien, varkens en kippen behandelen. Het eerste argument voert op dat dieren geen emoties hebben, geen gevoelens, geen angst, dus het doet er niet toe hoe we hen behandelen. En vergis je niet, dit is nog steeds een algemeen gedeelde opinie, maar het is wetenschappelijk gezien totale onzin. We zijn het erover eens dat zoogdieren, vogels en op zijn minst sommige reptielen wel degelijk een bewustzijn hebben, dat ze prikkels voelen en emoties hebben, ze voelen zeker pijn, en angst, dus het ‘het doet er niet toe hoe we hen behandelen’-argument is onzin.

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Scrum blijkt helemaal niet effectief te zijn - nieuworganiseren.nu

Scrum blijkt helemaal niet effectief te zijn - nieuworganiseren.nu | new society | Scoop.it
Wat gaan we doen? Scrummen?! Daar gaan we weer hoor… Er moet weer iets veranderen in de organisatie, terwijl alles toch best goed lijkt te gaan. Weer zo’n begrip, een hype, een ding waar je tegenwoordig aan mee moet doen om als team effectief te kunnen functioneren.  Een framework wat zou moeten helpen om beter …
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Are Corporate Hierarchies Starting To Dissolve?

Are Corporate Hierarchies Starting To Dissolve? | new society | Scoop.it
For decades, corporate hierarchies and bureaucratization have dictated the growth and decision making processes of businesses everywhere. As businesses grow larger, it’s typical to subdivide the workforce into clearly designated roles, with some roles taking authority over others in increasingly sophisticated orders.

Most companies establish leadership in a board of directors, a C-suite of leaders in different departments, then levels within upper management, middle management, and lower management.

However, this corporate hierarchy may be starting to fade away. The modern workplace is shifting slightly away toward this segmentation—but why, and is that a good thing?

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