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David Terrar - The nature of the organization is changing

David Terrar - The nature of the organization is changing

I think that the nature of the organization is changing. The business has always been social and businesses now become social objects and are connected in ways that they weren’t before. So, I think that the role and the nature and the way that they interact is changing. I think that we’re going to end up in a world where there is much more collaboration between organizations and that’s a good thing. And that – I mean the technology that[...]
David Terrar - Not throwing away the good ideas of the past

David Terrar - Not throwing away the good ideas of the past

I guess, we went through a period, maybe back in the nineties, when organizations started to try and get rid of layers of middle management. And you’ve got to a more matrix management style of approach in some organizations. And I think that, actually we’re definitely moving towards a world where the traditional middle managers are often people who get in the way, and aren’t actually necessary. And actually, with the right tools in place, with the right indication in[...]
David Terrar - Their purpose is not all about growing business

David Terrar - Their purpose is not all about growing business

Let’s say, one of my customers is in accounting practice, I have lots of accounting practice customers. But, I mean, what their reason for being, it’s not just to make fees on customers and take profit. What they’re trying to do is help businesses develop and grow so that they actually see themselves as a business advisor that’s going to help businesses grow bigger, better, provide returns for their organizations, actually help the founders kind of get a return on[...]
David Terrar - We are living in a world of digital disruption

David Terrar - We are living in a world of digital disruption

The other thing that I think is really important is… it results to with creativity and idea generation. Just take a step back for a moment. At the moment, we’re living in a world where cloud, social and mobile, three disruptive technologies are happening simultaneously. We’ve never had three technologies disruptions happening at the same time like in the last 40 years of IT. And that’s why we’re living in a world of digital disruption, which is another way of[...]
David Terrar - Education is going to be disrupted in the next ten years

David Terrar - Education is going to be disrupted in the next ten years

But yes, I think that the organization – well politically, I’d love this to be actually developing our education system in a very different way. I think there’s much – too much emphasis on standards and results and not enough emphasis on taking a step back and saying what’s the purpose of education, what are we trying to create. And let’s actually, you know, think of ways that we can actually build, create a better educated workforce for the next[...]
David Terrar - Leadership is always essential

David Terrar - Leadership is always essential

It’s my belief that whatever the organization chart, I mean even if I go back 10 years and 20 years in organizations, or 30 years in organizations I’ve worked in, there has been a hierarchy on the wall which is the organization chart. But there have also been other networks that have existed. And they’ve always been there. And so they’ve always been in a political groupings and factions and organizations and things that were to do with the culture[...]