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In an interconnected world, only intensively connected systems create added value and sustainable solutions. 1994 was a tipping point when the WTO has been signed, paving the way for globalisation as we know it today. At the same time the Internet started to connect people in a way human kind had never seen before.
With the growing mutual dependency between markets and all relevant actors, complexity and volatility increase dramatically. In a short amount of time, small incidents can escalate into major events. Conventional predictions are more difficult to make. The steep rise in the amount of accumulated data precludes the organisational capabilities of possibly deriving viable decisions from it.
Social networks shift the market power from the supply to the demand side. Customers gain increasing influence and put pressure on traditional business models. Instead of moving ahead with a clear vision, leaders in economy and politics often drive with rear view mirrors only because they are stuck with out-dated information and rigid organisational structures.
The question for innovative cognitive tools and new ways to find solutions is of central concern. In such a connected world, only well connected systems are capable of providing adequate solutions.
The evolution from an organisation to a social organism means that leaders have to develop and expand from being organisers and visionaries to active users, facilitators and guardians of the collective intelligence.