Although the concept of entropy is almost nonexistent in the daily use, it is widely present in how the society works. The basic message of entropy is that:
Things have a natural way of getting disorganized.
Almost everything people do is related to the fight against the growing entropy. People try to constantly organize their thoughts, work to organize small parts to create bigger entities, find structure in their environment etc.
People have a desire to affect the entropy.
Games are usually constructed so that they get people involved. I will argue that the most addictive games are the ones that target the this natural need to organize things to a higher level of entropy. And not only games but products and services that help people to stay organized.
If you have an idea of something new…
Every imaginable business idea has a relation to the level of entropy in the society. The big question is under which circumstances would that idea help in decreasing the level of entropy instead of increasing it.
The most successful ideas are adopted because they keep the society organized. That is, they help people.
After a month of intensive development we had today an internal kick-off where the team members got to meet each other for the first time. I’m positively stunned by the great atmosphere and enthusiasm these people will bring to the table.
But a company needs to be organized.
We created an organization of six teams according to the needs of the future company. Following teams were created:
- General management team
- Technology and software team
- Business models team
- Product launch and marketing team
- Communications and branding team
- Stakeholder relations team
Every team has a leader who is responsible for achieving the goals set for that team. The best part is that after a while I no longer have to holding all the strings. People get to dedicate their effort to the area they fell most passionate about.
Founding a new company is now closer than ever.
We even got news that after a cancellation are now invited to the Aalto ES boot camp. This is a great opportunity to present our newly created organization in action.
Have you ever been puzzled by how a company works?
Let me tell you how.
A company is a jigsaw puzzle where people are the unique pieces of a larger entity. Each individual has a certain way they fit to the team. A person in a wrong role might feel like a close fit but in the end is found more or less useless.
The manager is the person who plays the puzzle. A good manager sees the similarities between two or more people and finds the way to fit them into the organization. Not every piece out there will ever fit the puzzle.
A complete puzzle forms a bigger picture.
The company is truly successful when all the pieces fit. When that happens it is irrelevant what the bigger picture actually is. A team with a perfect fit can be successful in anything.
What can we learn from all this?
If you’re a piece of the puzzle, make sure you fit perfectly at least with all the pieces next to you.
If you’re playing the puzzle make sure you have the right set of pieces to start with. Otherwise you’ll end up frustrated with an unfinished puzzle.