I was looking for some resources for a future article on INNOWEO and I just found this video on the website of The Family. The Family is a leading Parisian Incubator aiming to disseminate the culture and tools on start-up and entrepreneurship. I really like those girls and guys I always find their analysis very interesting.
. It was not my goal but it opens my eyes on one point. And I would like to share it with you.
WE ARE LIVING A MAJOR PARADIGM CHANGE
At around 36′ the speaker, Oussama Ammar, founder of The Familiy state the point that interests me today.
« For the fist time in history, the legitimacy of experience is out, the legitimacy coming from the years of past work is over. For the first time, a young generation knows more about our world than the older ones »
It is so true. Everything on internet, on digital is better understood by youngsters than by executives over 50. What is the consequences for that? Everyone should deeply think about it. I just saw the video so here are my « hot » thoughts.
This paradigm change makes olders unable to understand the world as it is coming and thus opening new ways to disrupt established companies. Is the bigger threat of established companies the lack of youth of their management? Are they agile enough to understand the digital revolution and reorganize their companies in a way that it will fit this new environment?
It is I think really important to understand that the legitimacy is changing. That people able to adapt to this new environment will be the only ones to succeed. The organization will definitely flatten and communication among the hierarchical level will be much faster and more important, much more direct.
Add-on: If you are french speaking, don’t miss the resources available on the Family WebSite