We used to work with our hands. Back then better results were achieved by working harder. The problems we faced were tangible and the solutions quick to test and implement.

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Now, as the number of knowledge workers keeps on growing, we work with our brain. Working harder does not necessarily lead to better results. In fact, working harder can be counter-productive. Problems are interconnected and solutions have a long feedback cycle.

The nature of work has changed, but our organizations have not. The governing principles remain unaltered. This is a blog on how to change those principles to match the work we do today.

My name is Sami Honkonen. I’m a Director at Reaktor in Helsinki, Finland. Off work, I sing in a death metal band called Embreach.