Management is out of date

Management's sole purpose is to move the workflow forward.

By itself, management creates no value.

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Flow framework

Any flow requires a framework to be useful, like water would need a pipeline, a riverbed or a line of people passing buckets.

Production can do with a "pipeline": assembly lines or BPM systems. But for services and their unpredictable value creation processes, amounting to 63% of world-wide value creation, the flows are handled by wasteful "bucket-passing" aka "management".

Thingamy is a platform that allows modelling, then the running of any, especially the unpredictable, value creation flow. Thus it's not like a pipeline, nor bucket-passing, it's like a riverbed where the flows are led in the right direction with proper limits for the purpose while still allowing "the water to freely find it's way around the rocks".

Flows not communication

We're drowning in communication, delivered by multiple firehoses. We need less communication! Analyse the daily communication and you'll find out that most of it is about moving the flows forward - information exchange, task distribution, updating and more. A self-running process will do away with much of the communication, while remove the need to look for stuff.

Pilot or not

It really should not matter.

Thingamy is built for rapid changes so feedback and observation can be acted upon immediately and effectively. That way everything is a pilot, just let it happen and go with the flow. Or rather better the flow as frequent as one wants, and forever. After all you want to change to the better every day and become the best. Thingamy will follow, aid and abet you. It's made for that.

The steps

  1. Let's talk. Give us your story:
    • What's your organisation's purpose
    • Who's your customer
    • What do they need
    • How do you create and deliver value today.
  2. Then we'll create a bespoke virtual workplace (in days) that you can play with, and for us to enhance under your supervision until you actually use it for your daily business.

Comparing the current and the future organisation

Theme Classic Modern Notes
Guidance Rules Purpose Purpose drives, rules controls. It's leadership vs management again.
Leadership Manager Leader Leadership must be dynamic and dependent on context, knowledge, group dynamics and more.
Structural nodes Position Role Role is what responsibilities and abilities a person have and it's work related. Anyone can have multiple roles, that also changes all the time.
Authority Delegated Distributed Authority should be a result of ownership and hence responsibility and follows the work. Ditto for accountability. Totally dependent on ironclad handovers.
Process changes Reorgs Iterative changes to process framework. Today, changing a process is by changing the organisational structure. This makes innovation immensely difficult to attain.
Operations Control Support Turn the hierarchical pyramid upside down and the "top leadership" becomes the crucial support for those who actually does the job for the customer.
Visible struture Departments etc Circles Circles of common interest, or goal, or task, is what it's all about. Dynamic and dependent on context.
Administration Manager control, central administration Self management, power to the edges Any type of administration from hiring and firing to setting salaries or changing jobs to purchases and travel expenses can be handled by those who knows best and are in need. Transparencey, per review and pressure will take care of the rest.
Flow framework Management / Organisational hierarchies Thingamy Automating management and administration, freeing resources, implementing all above.
Enterprise software Multiple vertical single activity supports Single horizontal and holistic process No more single actvity support tools patched together with duct tape. One system only.

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What does it do, what does it look like

It's different. It's horizontal. It's process based. It's holistic.

What is it

One single process based system that will make most current stand-alone single actvity support system superflous.

Your bespoke solution will be in the cloud, created for mobile and stationary devices, delivered as a service.

It delivers the right task to the right person at the right time, it captures all that happens in context, it writes reports automatically, it ensures ironclad handovers and full accountability.

It requires little or no training, it's what Maria Montessori suggested: Prepare the environmen, then withdraw and observe. Let your people find out themselves that the tool is better and easier than the current mish-mash of single activity vertical solutions taped together with duct tape. Then the old structure will crumble by itself and wasted time will be freed to create more value for your customer and your organisation. If the solution/service does not deliver, then stop using the service.

It can be "Selforganised-no-management-organisation", "Teal organisations" or "Holacracy" in-a-box. It can be the infrastructure for a nation-wide healthcare system. It can break down the barriers and make your customer and supplier a natural part of any internal team or project. It's the value creation flow framework for the future.

What's included

  • Radical ideas, assumption challenges, potential real innovation.
  • Initial factfinding and generation of innovation ideas in close collaboration with the user-customer, then creation of a working draft and iterative development until launch.
  • Delivery, support, upgrades, continuous bettering of the solution delivered in the cloud with apps for mobile devices.
  • Adding new features, major changes to processes, new services and any other implementation of user-customer ideas are at pre-agreed cost and time.

Some examples

  • Connected companies / virtual workplace: From idea to project and operations, including rudimentary accounting and all other normal aspects of running an organisation. Multitenant for private spheres (organisations) and collaboration between connected companies. Like Facebook or Linkedin with real action and processes.
  • Generic Selforganising-, no-management organisation-, Holacracy-in-a-box: Distribute admin and management to those in know; the people themselves. Power to the edges for a far more effective organisation and freeing of management time. A bonus is a restoration of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
  • Patient- and work-flows for national healthcare: Follow the patient, ironclad handovers, automatic creation of EMRs and other reports, ERP and accounting functionality. All crisscrossing all healthcare providers from primary to secondary to therapists and more.
  • Citizen flow: Why limit the flow of citizens to healthcare when all social services are interlinked? This is an expansion of the above while focusing on the flow between services and less on the work within a service.
  • Projects: Running complex builds of, or refit, of large objects like ships. Including workflows, change management, invoicing and more.
  • International trade: From smallholder farmer through aggregators to buyers including microfinance, grants and ducumentary credits and escrows. All within a virtual banking system using virtual money. To make the trade more effective and lower the risk for all participants.
  • Next generation banking: A bank is an accounting system with a roof. A transaction, which is what a bank does, is a reflection and result of a trade of some sort. That is where the real risk lies, still the lender, the bank, has no real time view of the underlying risk. This is a twist to the international trade solution.
  • Government cross entity solution: Full virtual workplace for governments, cities and councils, work in organisations as they are today but allowing connection to other entities for simpler collaboration and better use of resources.

User interfaces

News Item 01

Activities and flows

Activities/processe/flows comes as a activity-timeline, click on one and you see the flow-timeline including who did what when, who's next to do what and real time in-flow in-context chat. Visible to all who's involved in the flow. Tasks appear in the timeline.

News Item 02

Laptop and desktop interfaces as well

Allows three columns including reports or activity timeline, report views, and flow timeline including tasks. in any way or combination.

News Item 03

Views / reports are generated automatically

Starting a flow, an activity, is always from a report (green drop down list), in context - "do something" would always be with/for/to an object - an idea, a person, anything.

Note that layout is easy to change. These examples are just our own defaults, as simple as possible.

Thingamy AG

Thank you for your interest in Thingamy. Please contact us using the information below.

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