08 November 2020
For new generations of consultants and architects of change.
Throughout the history of humanity, technological breakthroughs have set the pace of progress in every civilisation. Such as the wheel, iron, printing, steam power, electricity and then the Internet. Those discoveries came with profound changes, transforming social and territorial organisation, institutions, trading arrangements, the economy and industry.
« New platforms connect to unknown ecosystems for exchanging services and cooperation. »
Consultancy actors have been absent from the new age of ecosystems. The profound transformations led, for example, by bitcoin, GitHub, AirBnB, eBay etc. have not been accompanied by consultants. Consultants who did not anticipate or consider the radical
novelties of that economy. Consultancy practices have remained largely focussed on the digital economy, which itself has moved onto the standardisation stage (commodity). Consultancy has not played its pathfinder role.
The role of consultancy is to support economic actors in rolling out best practice, and particularly when paradigm shifts occur. It is with each new economic cycle that an initial stage of “vision / innovation” is required, where new approaches are created.
« There is an urgent need to equip consultancy with its new tools to help organisations enter the new economy »