HUMAN POT E N T I A L : UNLOCKED, R E A L I S E D, C O N N E C T E D
In 1916, over 80% of Australia’s GDP came from products. Business theory emphasised ‘scientific management’ – eliminating the use of creativity or discretion by workers.
In 2016, over 80% of Australia’s GDP will come from intangibles, almost 100% of growth will come from knowledge work and the number driver of business performance will be innovation. All companies will be wrestling with the ultimate question in business performance – how to unlock the 80% of incremental performance that comes from discretionary effort and connect this across the company.
There are 100 billion neurons in the adult brain and one quadrillion connections between them. The human capacity for leadership, collaboration and innovation flows over 160,000 kilometres between those neurons. In a 10,000 person organisation, those synaptic pathways would circle the earth 40,000 times and create ten quintillion connections.
There’s your answer.