Wim Rampen – Develop new ideas together

I try to get people to work together with other people, and not think of complete new ideas all by themselves and then bring them forth, but develop new ideas together with other people. And everybody, everybody knows this. Don’t you think? At least, I think they know this? They sometimes don’t do it because it’s too much of a hassle, or because they don’t like the other guy. Or because they think there are different political interests, but I think in more occasions than not, they really want to work together and you, well, you mainly only have to ask. Go out and work together, or in, before you start a project. Who do you need to involve, and why, and that works.

But from a larger organizational perspective, and I think that’s where the real challenge is, because in the day to day workplace, everybody understands that if I need to move something, I need to involve people. So, I need to get on board this, this and this so you might buy out the stakeholders, you might buy out their interests, bah, you map out where they converge with yours, and you try and get them onboard, and push your idea further. But, really, the way the organization is structured, has a huge impact on how fast you can move. And what I’m looking for and you’re obviously also, are also looking for, is can technology accelerate this process? And, frankly, I don’t know

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