“for decades, we’ve treated computers as precious and humans as cheap. And most IT organizations still think that way. But cloud is what computing looks like in an age of abundance—a world where tech is cheap and humans are expensive. To capitalize on this requires a shift in culture and mindset, a willingness to take risks and to experiment, and a much faster-paced, more iterative, kind of business posture. That’s an uncomfortable shift for much of Canada.”
The demands of work are changing - as is what employees demand of their employers. Imagine a labour market that treated human resources the way it did computers - ensuring regular upgrades, supportive environments and interconnectivity. How do we motivate innovative success? How do we best support our cognitive labour resources?
What is required for success in the knowledge economy is a completely different model than that which fueled the industrial economy. It will take a revolution not of technology, but of consciousness for us to get from here to there.
Welcome to the 21st Century; welcome to the Conscious Society.