Imagining the Company of the Future

31 October 2006 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

Gary Hamel and Harvard Business Review are conducting an open-ended, non-random-sample survey on the future of the company. “What will the company of the future look like? Will it be any different from today’s leading-edge businesses? What are the important ways in which today’s companies must change in order to thrive?” To participate, go here and answer the following two questions:

1. Twenty years into the future, what one characteristic — principle, process, practice, or structural feature — of the late twentieth-century industrial organization will appear to be the most antiquated or anachronistic?

2. Looking out a generation or two, what feature or characteristic — principle, process, practice, or structural feature — of leading-edge organizations will be most different from what we observe today? Use your imagination to describe this new feature or characteristic in detail and in a way that illustrates the difference it will make to organizational success.

Or, for even greater impact, add your comments below.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. steven /e/ streight aka [vaspers the grate]  |  4 November 2006 at 3:27 am

    (1) Most anitquated industrial org aspect 20 years hence? Command and Control.

    (2) User-generated content, user-generated products, user-controlled sites, effluvial digital surrogates entering physical environments via haptic immersive telepresencing systems.

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