I never managed people, and hardly gave other people the permission to manage me. I was a difficult employee. Traditional companies are valuable for many reasons, just not for me. Instead, I have always been committed to exploring how work can lead to fulfillment and growth. Recent trends show that I am no longer an outsider: increasing levels of complexity, connectivity and acceleration are changing the economy and the way in which we work. New technologies and volatile consumer behavior are disrupting markets, in a phenomenon known as “digital transformation”.
The speed of change challenges (not only) fortune 500 companies: yesterday’s tech startups are today’s most innovative global players, changing the way in which we perceive markets, companies and work. In addition, companies without managers, multi-preneurs, freelancers and small startups (people like me) are tangling up the global economy. Today, the key to innovation lies in companies’ creativity, namely their level of adaptability to cope with market volatility. Transformation is the magic word.