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The Meaning of the Platform Organization


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Building organizations for the present-future means understanding that we need to trust humans, help them develop new capabilities and improve their performances, all through interactions, relationships and collaboration.

Connected Intelligence is relational and social, here's the real meaning of the Platform Organization.

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The Meaning of the Platform Organization

  1. 1. SIMONE CICERO @meedabyte #PDToolkit The MEANING of the PLATFORM ORGANIZATION Culture Powered firms that co-create value with Ecosystems
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  3. 3. Foto courtesy of Stefano Borghi
  4. 4. OuiShare Culture
  5. 5. CP CUlture
  7. 7. value driven: they don’t care about anything that is not producing tangible value towards their customers and partners.
  8. 8. growth mindset and focus on curiosity and continuous learning (as a mean to continuous improvement) through continuous experimentation.
  9. 9. The RESPONSIVE ORGANIZATION “These companies are lean, mean, learning machines. They have an intense bias to action and a tolerance for risk, expressed through frequent experimentation and relentless product iteration. They hack together products and services, test them, and improve them, while their legacy competition edits PowerPoint.” Aaron Dignan
  10. 10. trust as an enabler of relationships, interactions and conversations
  11. 11. “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.... or forgotten.” Lilo Organizations = Ohanas
  12. 12. “If we continue to assume that some people are born intelligent, while most are not, and continue to see intelligence as a fixed, personal possession, the options for large-scale systemic changes will be few.” Esko Kilpi
  13. 13. “the social capacity of cooperation is the foundation of human intelligence” Esko Kilpi
  14. 14. “The collective intelligence of our societies depends on the tools that augment human intelligence [...] Post-industrial work is learning.” Esko Kilpi platforms
  15. 15. in the connected age, advanced organizations traits can be only developed by means of interactions between the inside (employees and collaborators), the outside (customers and providers) and the edge (partners)
  16. 16. modern organizational intelligence IS inherently social and relational: bureaucratic organizations think in terms of boundaries and fail to have the right conversations across these boundaries.
  17. 17. in the connected age, bureaucratic organizations are bound to be less intelligent.
  18. 18. “Platforms are essentially bureaucracies for the networked age” Greg Satell
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  20. 20. INDY JOHAR “every human is a phenomenally powerfully intelligent machine, yet we treat them as bad robots who won’t get it”. Indy Johar
  21. 21. change here is long term change here is palliative
  22. 22. You don't change the organization adopting slack.
  23. 23. “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”
  24. 24. Shaping Organizations = Shaping Ourselves = Shaping Leadership I really need to credit Stelio Verzera on seeing Organizations as Media, shaping ourselves.
  25. 25. from the organization as a way to control production to the organization as a way of designing and sustaining interaction
  26. 26. Nice but... Why should an organization transform into a Platform creating value inside and outside its boundaries and putting humans in the center?
  27. 27. 1. because it’s possible
  28. 28. modern means of production
  29. 29. utility novel modern infrastructures
  30. 30. large scale coordination
  31. 31. 2. because it’s needed
  32. 32. V.U.C.A.Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity
  33. 33. “In every industry, the old is going away faster than the new can replace it.” Beth Comstock Vice Chair at GE
  34. 34. organizational ambidexterity (exploitation+exploration)
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  37. 37. Create Safe Spaces for EXPERIMENTATION
  38. 38. “GE's has gone from process driven to... hypothesis driven” Beth Comstock @mHub Chicago, March 2017
  39. 39. inside outside
  40. 40. inside outside
  41. 41. Niels Pflaeging’s theory of three coexisting structures
  42. 42. Platforms are not technologies, but scalable collaboration agreements.
  43. 43. Platforms are not technologies, but scalable collaboration agreements.
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  45. 45. explore our workshops & masterclasses at
  46. 46. Flickr Picture Credits: CC-BY-SA Aurimas Mikalauskas CC-BY-SA-ND Claudio Sepúlveda Geoffroy CC-BY FollowYour Nose CC-BY patrick.ward04 CC-BY Laura LaRose
  47. 47. You may also enyoing reading the Context Post > Don’t Forget to Check Our Upcoming Masterclasses in English:
  48. 48. Thank you!