Driven by social innovation, empowered by technology
Weconomics is home to hundreds of projects, partners and startups working together to build ecosystems and implement new business- and operating models with the help of data driven organizing. We make your organization fit for a durable, digital and decentral FutureNext. We organize this future not primarily with more economic growth but by reducing waste. We ‘finance’ this future not with more money but with more time, hidden in nonproductive (office) work. We believe we can organize a sustainable prosperity, work from a holistic perspective and know that we can only heal a part by treating the whole.
Weconomics learning working program: data-driven organizing
Weconomics offers learning/working programs (non technical, ENG | NL) that combine new business- and operating models with disruptive data technologies such as internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence (together the digital assembly line). These programs are developed for: transformational leaders, organization designers, innovation leads, business developers, consultants, IT architects, researchers, finance-, legal-, fiscal-, facility- and HR-professionals and students. We offer a half-year program in which participants receive one day interactive education per week. In combination with this education program you can also work on short/long projects under the supervision of a experienced coach. You can work on own use cases (project, organization or start-up) or asked for other payed projects. We work together with educational and research institutions, corporations, communities and governments (program is in dutch for the first time). It is also possible to apply for separated modules. More information: (ENG | NL).
Weconomics on Dutch television (RTL-Z)
In this RTL-Z television broadcast, recorded on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Weconomics CEO Paul Bessems talks about the digital assembly line, blockchain and Weconomics. The broadcast also shows how Weconomics supports startups such as Bistroo and 2bSMART in the development of their network. Bistroo is the next generation online food platform. Designed to serve consumers with an all-in-one food experience. 2bSMART supports organizations in understanding and applying IoT sensors, blockchain and smart contracts technology. This broadcast shows how important it is to work together in digital ecosystems. Weconomics is the ‘inventor’ of the blockchain based digital assembly line. Weconomics helps leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals navigating towards a sustainable, decentralized and digital society. The purpose of their work is to improve productivity by reducing digital waste and therefore creating surplus for sustainability. Weconomics combines modern organizational science with disruptive data technologies such as the internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. See video.
New book: Data Wisdom
Data-driven organizing is man’s greatest and most important invention. Unfortunately, we have been using this ability below par in recent decades. As a result, we are currently insufficiently data-wise. We lack data wisdom to solve big problems of our time. Crises follow each other faster and faster and sometimes seem unsolvable. Think of the waning confidence in the government, shortages on the labor market and the consequences of climate change. Examples of problems that can be easily solved if we let go of our dominant logic and use data ‘wisely’ in decision-making. An average Dutch person is in 250 to 500 different databases with practically the same data. The government alone has 5,000 different databases with personal data. Patients are listed in 20 to 50 healthcare-related files. And per person we produce 15 MB of data per minute worldwide. Unfortunately, most of it is not used.
The way we organize data and information leads to numerous challenges. More and more people experience their office job as meaningless and three out of ten people experience information stress. Productivity is still barely growing, while the costs to our prosperity are increasing by 2-3% per year. This gap is filled with printed money with all the consequences that entails. Cyber-attacks are hardly insurable and we suffer from propaganda, fake news and disinformation. In addition, privacy cannot be properly guaranteed, algorithms are not transparent and the power of American and Chinese tech companies is increasing rapidly.
At least 30% of our time we spend unnecessarily behind the computer. In the Netherlands that is more than 2.3 billion hours or 1.8 million FTE. Spacious enough to solve most shortages.
Only 8% of companies in the supply chain can be called data mature. At the same time, nearly nine out of ten data integration projects and seven out of every ten digital transformation projects fail. Less than half of the companies indicate that they have sufficient confidence in the quality of their own data and only 15% in data from external partners. On top of that, there is also the fact that a quarter of the data in CRM systems is obsolete after a year. In short: there is a world to win!
Although data-driven organization is one of the most important inventions of humanity, we do not use this invention well. Then the question arises why it is so difficult to organize data properly. What exactly is stopping us? What is data and how can you best organize it? And when are you actually data wise?
In the book ‘Data wisdom: How data-driven organization reduces office work’, Paul Bessems and Leon van Ekeren provide answers to all these questions.
‘Data literacy’ teaches you to better understand and organize data. With data literacy you solve social problems, reduce costs and lead times in your organization, and concretely improve the quality of life of large groups of people. The authors are convinced that ‘more time’, not more money, is the solution to today’s social problems. Time currently hidden in redundant and unproductive office work. And we can free up that time relatively cheaply by investing in data literacy. Because it is simply not necessary that we check, email and text each other all day long. We can really spend that time much better on more essential matters such as caring for each other.
More information (Dutch only).
What Weconomics is looking for:
Are you entrepreneurial and share our vision (the future is durable, digital and decentral), want to work together on our mission (Work Less, Achieve More) and contribute to the organization of a broader and more sustainable prosperity with the help of modern organization science and data technology? Sign up as a partner and work together on solutions, projects and startups. Or do you want to read more information first? Visit one of our events, read one of our books (and whitepapers, longreads), blogs (Dutch), blogs (English), articles/colums, podcasts (Dutch), video’s or what the media writes about us.