– Weconomics learning-working program (WCP) –
Most people spend a large part of the day processing or using data, not only at the office, but also at home, for example. This is in strong contrast to the focus on the question: what exactly are data and how can you best organize the supply and demand of it?
In this learning-working program we show what social-cultural transformation we are in and how data may play the most important role in it. The question that remains is: how data-savvy are you? Issues such as digital waste, non-transparent algorithms, disinformation, fake news, data profiling, power of tech companies and data leaks show that data is not always safely and productively organized and used in the right way.
Imagine if in 20 weeks, you understand how digital transformation really works, your startup could have maximum impact or you know how to renew your education curriculum
Furthermore, the problem that at least thirty percent of the total organizational costs is spent on requesting data from other parties. So you can save those costs. That is pure profit. We also know that at least seventy percent of transformation projects fail due to a wrong organizational perspective. This can and must be done differently in view of the social-cultural challenges we face.
More and more organizations are becoming data companies. Organizing data can be much safer and more productive with data-driven organizing with the blockchain based digital assembly line. Experts agree: What the physical assembly line did in factories, the digital assembly line will do in offices. This will significantly reduce costs, complexity, bureaucracy shorten lead times and improve the quality of information. Halving office work within one generation is not a utopia. A conservative estimate shows that in the Netherlands we spend more than 2.3 billion hours unnecessarily in offices every year. That is more than 35% per person. This program prevents digital and thus human waste. This offers scope for organizing social challenges in the areas of: climate change, healthcare, education, inequality, safety, the labor and housing market.
How data wise are you?
A durable, digital and decentral society needs awareness and specific knowledge, skills and behavior, also known as ‘data literacy’. It is important for everyone to have insight into what data are, how we can best organize the supply and demand of it and what the consequences are of the choices we make in this regard. Yet, for many people, data literacy still sounds like a something far away.
In this program you will therefore gain insight into data-driven organizing with the blockchain bases digital assembly and what this means for your future. Considering that IT or your software vendor should look into this is not a good idea. The first ‘misconception’ that we take away is the idea that we should take companies and governments as the starting point and unity of design for automation. The second fallacy is that data and IT are the same and that organizing data is therefore ‘something of IT’. The fact that we are barely becoming more productive, despite billions of dollars of IT investment, shows that this is a bad idea. The third ‘misconception’ is that many organizations think they can organize data with the same operating model as they organized land, labor and capital in the past.
We come from a world in which land, labor and capital were the most important production factors, and now data is added but it is not productive to organized it in the same way as we used to. This means that we no longer organize work with companies as a starting point, but ecosystems, which means that we no longer need own local IT systems, but can use blockchain and a digital assembly line for organizing a shared, secured and accessible reality. In this program you will learn how to develop a new business and operating model for your organization based on the Community Model Canvas.
The Weconomics Certified Program (WCP) is a (non-technical) learning-working program that focuses on organizing a durable, digital and decentral FutureNext with a focus on data-driven organizing, transformational leadership, transforming companies into network organizations, digital transformation, new business – and operating models and data technology. It focuses on the design and development of Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVE) and the implementation of the digital assembly line. Through this program, participants prepare for the role of entrepreneur, trainer, consultant, business developer, innovation manager or, for example, Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). The program focuses mainly on perspective change and the design side of (office) organizations and consists of an education part where, in addition to knowledge transfer, exercises and cases are made and participants work on their own use case. In addition to this, students carry out projects for organizations or startups. Topics covered include blockchain, rich data, data logistics, internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, data science and the digital assembly line.
This program has been nominated by the Dutch Computable magazine as one of the best programs in its field. Both participants and organizations participate in this program. Participants include students, entrepreneurs, freelancers and employees. This mix makes the program very effective. As a participant you follow the educational program and as an organization you provide assignments that are carried out by participants. The program in brief:
- education: 40 lessons of one daypart + homework
- total work load: 200 hours (home study included)
- only (separate) theory lessons are also possible
- open registration: starts twice a year in spring and autumn
- locations: online, hybrid, on site
- including access to Weconomics books and materials
- for curious and inquisitive cross-thinkers
- completion with an oral exam and design assignment
- participants are students, self-employed, entrepreneurs and professionals
- ‘free’ education for participants who carry out (paid) assignments
- practice: participants work on small or large (paid) assignments
- assignments from consortia, start-ups, companies, governments, research institutions
- also possible in-company (with employees, customers, supplier, etc.)
- also intensively possible (6 modules in 2 days), or for example, summer school (3 weeks)
- assignments under the guidance of an experienced consultant
- free Weconomics partnership, free membership for a year
- Impression of previous versions
- Examples of projects
- To register click here
What is the result?
Important results for organizations are, for example, setting up an Minimum Viable Ecosystem with a digital assembly line, preventing data leaks, combating (digital) waste and providing added value for the end customer. New organizational designs focus on reducing bureaucracy, complexity, lead times, inequality and costs and on improving transparency, purpose, privacy, quality and trust. Participants prepare for the role of, for example, Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). Afterwards you will be able to set up a transformation program for your organization, customers, suppliers or network and you will be ready to guide others in the transformation to a sustainable, digital and decentralized FutureNext.
We work together with educational and research institutions, the business community, government and society. In this way we build new ecosystems together in which FutureNext transformation really comes into its own.
Why this program?
It is difficult to navigate and make choices in these turbulent times. The greatest danger here is not too much turbulence, but continuing to navigate on yesterday’s dominant logic. Being aware of this is a good start. Subsequently, in this program we will explore together, develop use cases and methodologies and get started with real (digital) transformation, setting up durable, digital and decentral ecosystems and applying the blockchain based digital assembly line. An important reason why we started this program is because regular education (still) pays to much attention to dominant logic and insufficient attention to new contexts, modern organizational science, new business- and operating models and disruptive data technologies. In addition, many organizations have too little knowledge and capacity to carry out a transformation program themselves. With this program, Weconomics offers the FutureNext Innovation Service (Innovation As A Service) and helps organizations with knowledge, experience, networks, subsidies and (software) development.
As a participant you can choose from three variants
- complete program (€ 3,250 ex VAT)
- only theory program (€ 1,675 ex VAT, also available online/hybrid)
- loose theory modules (€ 210,- per module ex VAT, can also be done online/hybrid)
If you want to combine this program with an internship or graduation assignment, select option 1. The client (sponsor) pays for the education and possibly an internship fee and extra supervision. As a client you can already submit an assignment from € 1,000 (via consortium).
Our goal is to develop talents into a transformation leaders, strategists, business developers, innovation managers and organization designers who works in a world with increasing:
- societal challenges
- complexity, flexibility, bureaucracy and mistrust
- friction within and between companies and countries
- digital and human waste in offices
- demand for sustainable solutions, digitization and decentralization
- need for new competences
- demand for ecosystems and network organizations
- need for organizational development and new business and operating models
- cyber-attacks, failing digitization projects and IT problems
- deployment of IoT, blockchain, AI, rich data, data logistics and data economics
Participants: especially professionals/students from/with the following broad education/backgrounds are invited to apply: Business Administration, Management, MBA, Mathematics & Computer Science, Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Facility Management, Data Science, Organizational Sciences, Public Administration, Strategy & Policy, Law, Sociology.
Educational attainment: at least university of applied sciences level.
This program focuses on transformational leaders, blockchain leads, organizational designers, business developers, innovation managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, trainers, IT architects, policy makers, researchers and finance, legal, fiscal, facility and HR professionals.
Motivation and entrepreneurship are also important selection criteria. To this end, participants will send a motivation letter on request.
Clients: organizations without their own innovation department and organizations that also want to innovate on the edge or outside the ‘walls’ of their own organization: innovate as a startup without the dominant logic.
This program uses own materials as much as possible, such as books, Roundtable, Community Model Canvas, scenario planning and backcasting, digital waste assessments, Harvard Case Method, Simulation Games, ThoughtExpedition, Community Building Simulation, the Weconomics Knowledge Center and BrainBloc data experience lab.
Education program design
During this program, interactive education is followed, in which the participant, under supervision, undergoes a high-quality curriculum in the field of transformation, setting up ecosystems, data-driven organizing, blockchain and the digital assembly line. The program ends with an oral exam, design assignment, presentation during a mini-conference and if this is assessed satisfactorily, the program ends with a diploma.
This program can also be followed without doing assignments, both as a total education program and in individual modules (one day), as well as in (online/hybrid) theory modules only (one day part). In general, the morning consists of knowledge transfer (this can also be followed online/hybrid) and the afternoon consists of input from a guest lecturer, cases, simulations, exercises and the use of methods, concepts and tools (on site).
Modules theory program
- Data wisdom for FutureNext
- Data-driven organizing
- Why data-driven organizing?
- Blockchain based digital assembly line
- Data-driven organizing practical examples
- Dogma’s, perspectives and innovation
- Analysis and the future of work(organizations)
- Organizational theory for a new operating models
- Basic infrastructure and data utility
- Change management and transformation program
- Community building & ecosystems
- Design start-to-end processes
- Platforms, tooling and simulation
- Problem solving, systems and design
- Workshop: ‘Community Building Simulation Game’
- Logic, legal, ethics, economics and governance
- Strategy, projects and startups
- Transformational leadership, culture and development
- Individual theory/oral exams
- Presentation final assignment
Modules practical program
- Case POINT (Professionals and Organizations in Transformation)
- Workshop: ‘BrainBloc Experience Lab’
- Workshop: ‘ThoughtExpedition’ and use case (A)
- Workshop: ‘Smartys simulation’ (online / on site)
- Explanation use cases / projects general and use case (B)
- Weconomics case: ‘Data-driven organizing for XFM’
- Workshop/Roundtable: ‘Scenario thinking’
- Presentation thought leaders and use case (C)
- Weconomics case: ‘Digital Assembly Line use case for XFM’
- Various: projects, startups, training, blockchains, work with ecosystems
- Workshop: ‘Community Model Canvas’ legal development and use case (D)
- Workshop: ‘Design end-to-end processes’
- Workshop: ‘Platforms, tooling and simulation’
- Workshop: Idealized Design, case: ‘The internet was destroyed last night’
- Workshop: ‘Community Building Simulation Game’
- Weconomics case: ‘Plato for AZN’
- Case: Bistroo, Unlocqed, Fair squares, Smartys and HR-Digital
- DeSo community, professionals and organization in transformation
- Individual theory/oral exams
- Presentation final assignment
Click here for a detailed description of each module (subject to change).
The full program consists of 36 modules of 3 hours. In addition, there is an average preparation time/self-study time of 2 hour per module. Finally, you have to account for 20 hours for the oral and practical exam. The total investment is then 200 hours.
A mentor is assigned to participants who sign up for the entire program. Normal supervision (an average of 4 hours per participant) consists of checking assignments, giving feedback and coaching. Additional guidance can be agreed in advance at an additional cost. Participants who carry out commercial assignments can be assigned a mentor/expert in consultation.
Experience exchange and network
There is regular (online) individual and group inter vision during a class day and ones a week online. Here personal experiences are exchanged and related to the assignment. On specific (technical) issues, (external) experts are deployed to spar with.
Completion: proof of participation or (theory) diploma
There are three options to exit the program, with a:
- Proof of participation (signed list of participants, 80% present)
- Theory diploma (proof of participation + oral exam theory part)
- Diploma (theory diploma + assessment assignments)
Ad 3. The program is completed with a theory exam and presentations of the final (design) assignment and completed cases and assignments. If the result is satisfactory, the participant will receive a diploma. If the result is unsatisfactory, the candidate can retake a maximum of one time.
Assessment criteria for the diploma are:
- active participation during lessons and assessment assignments
- theory exam about education program
- assessment written presentation design assignment
- assessment oral presentation design assignment
The final assessment is based on these four components.
Work program set-up
In addition to education, participants can choose to carry out (commercial) assignments under supervision. This can vary from a few days or hours a week for professionals to four days a week for students, for example.
FutureNext, data-driven organizing, digital assembly line, transformation, transformational leadership, data technology, new business and operating models, design, internet of things, blockchain, rich data, data logistics, artificial intelligence, data science, Community Model Canvas, simulation game, Harvard Case Method, Proof of Concept.
This program is carried out by Weconomics partners such as Logistics Community Brabant and Twice and is also known under the names: ‘Data-driven organizing’, ‘Data-driven Logistics’, ‘The digital assembly line’ and ‘Digital transformation & blockchain.’ Under the leadership of the program leader, various lecturers and guest speakers tell about their own expertise and experience and also show how they transform into a durable digital and decentral future.
Locations/campus / online
- Technical University Eindhoven
- Breda University of Applied Sciences
- (Hotel) accommodation
- Online / digital / hybrid
If you would like more information first, please contact us and we will call you back for further information and steps.
You can register for this program. The free trial lesson will continue anyway. Whether the entire program and/or individual modules continue depends, in connection with the necessary interaction, also depends on the number of participants. The program may start later.