About Paul Bessems

In a nutshell, Paul:

  • is the ‘inventor’ of the blockchain based digital assembly line;
  • organizes a durable, decentral and digital future
  • helps with digital transformation and digital ecosystems;
  • combines modern organization science with disruptive data technologies;
  • focuses on the organization of data supply and demand
  • reduces digital waste and improves productivity;
  • moves between science and practice;
  • offers new organization models, design tools and transition programs;
  • is (co) author of fourteen management books;
  • has more than 30 years of experience in digital transformation;
  • is an expert in the field of digital strategies and works industry agnostic.

Paul Bessems is the ‘inventor’ of the blockchain based digital assembly line. He helps leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals navigate towards a sustainable, decentralized and digital society. He helps them with digital transformation, with a focus on applying the digital assembly line. The purpose of his work is to improve productivity by reducing digital waste and therefore creating surplus for sustainability. He combines modern organizational science with disruptive data technologies such as the internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. He moves between science and practice, is an entrepreneur, international speaker, strategic consultant, trainer and (co-) author of fourteen management books. According to him, an innovation thrives better when it is guided by a new ideology. Paul has over 30 years of experience in designing and developing new organizational forms that are better suited to the new social context, challenges and technologies. He is an expert in the field of the digital assembly line, the Community Model Canvas, blockchain organizing, data logistics and rich data. He is an industry agnostic. His motto: Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all (Peter Drucker).

In addition to his work as an organizational advisor, he is also founder and chairman of the board of the Weconomics Foundation. Weconomics is a network of hundreds of partners who independently and together contribute to the mission and ambition: “Work Less Achieve More: halving office work within one generation”. To realize this Weconomics, combines modern organizational science with data technology. This makes us more productive and this creates surplus that can be used in sectors where there are shortages, such as education, healthcare, security, democratization and the circular economy. According to Paul, shortages in collective sectors are difficult to solve with more money, but with more time. A large majority would agree, but that does not mean that we as a society are already moving in that direction sufficiently en quickly enough. It is the mission of Paul and of the foundation to get the organization of a broader and more sustainable prosperity higher on the agenda of politicians and management with the help of their APOLLO program: Advanced Program on Leading and Learning Others (learn/work programs, lectures, articles, books, events, conferences and training courses) and then to help with the step-by-step realization.

Besides his work for the foundation, Paul is also CEO of Weconomics Solutions, executor of the Weconomics Foundation. This company is engaged in the application of disruptive organizational technologies. Finally, he is also founder of The Institute for New Organizational Thinking and works for the Logistics Community Brabant and BrainBloC in Eindhoven, among others. Paul studied industrial engineering and management science at the Technical University in Eindhoven. In 1992 he introduced the Harvard Case Method in the Netherlands, developed several master programs for universities and developed two PHD’s research proposals. In 1992 he also started Buro Staff Support, his first professional community. Since then he helped dozens of professional communities. In recent years, these communities more and more work with the concept of Blockchain Organizing.

For additional information and examples see also www.paulbessems.com

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