There are lots of things that spring to mind when someone talks about an intelligent company – it could mean being progressive, harnessing the latest technology or automating processes. But to truly be an intelligent company you need to go beyond what technology alone can deliver. You need to realise that technology is simply a tool to empower your people to be more – more connected, creative, collaborative and engaged.
Here’s what we mean when we talk about intelligent companies:
“Businesses that harness cutting-edge IT solutions to create a complete business ecosystem, engineered to help people maximise their potential.”
Some people imagine these intelligent companies as being cold, sterile environments where humans are designed out of the workplace. In our experience, the opposite is true. The companies we see, those that truly embrace this approach, put people at the very centre of their businesses.
Some businesses use technology to design the people out of processes. But intelligent companies design around people, recognising and unleashing their potential. They create systems that can enhance their performance and allow them to provide even more value for the organisation. It might change the way they work, but rather than being designed out, these systems are helping to elevate people.
By amplifying the potential of their people, business leaders of intelligent companies are unlocking huge amounts of previously untapped value.