In an effort to deal with changing circumstances in the (near) future, many companies opt for specialization and fragmentation. A negative effect of this is that only partial results are considered. Mutual coherence is thereby overlooked. The challenge is to curb specialization and fragmentation by looking at connection. This ultimately produces better results.
In the mapping-phase we determine goals and system boundaries. We furthermore establish a relationship between operational process and strategic goals. All this is then captured in a Strategy Map, which serves as the starting point and instrument for evaluation for the project. Then, during a number of work sessions, we map the system together with team members. We do this in a structured way by using a so-called canvas. We look at the configuration of an asset, at deployment and maintenance, potential measures and innovations, and at external factors. Where relevant, we draw on our ‘knowledge library’. All this results in a concept model that captures the essence of the given issue. The mapping-phase is concluded with the first version of a roadmap: an action improvement plan for follow-up.
connect, understand, improve
The Copernicos approach is an integrated approach. Together with clients we look at the different invested interests and goals and try to look for mutual coherence. We connect (seemingly contradictory) ambitions, we map challenges and knowledge, all in order to better understand the cohesion. In mapping and modelling we make complexity visible by showing the underlying factors influencing performance. By developing scenarios we sketch a joint picture of what the future might look like. But also what needs to be done to get there, and why. Our clients are thus better prepared to deal with (uncertain) future developments and are in the meantime capable of making balanced decisions. Connect on your goals, understand the cohesion and make better decisions.
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Asset Dynamics focuses on the functioning of physical capital goods in the dynamic context in which they operate. Changing circumstances can have a major impact on the entire system. To get a better grip Copernicos uses Asset Dynamics: a modeling and simulation environment for scenario analysis. Asset Dynamics provides insight into future performance (including functional, safety, environmental and financial performances) based on proposed measures.
With our STORM method we systemically map societal challenges. We do so in order to get more insight into measures and innovations that will lead to better performance (of assets) in the future. Many of the problems we now face – such as climate change, climate adaptation, mobility, safety and sustainable living environments – are complex: many parties are involved and often there are many innovative ideas for improvement. So, the question is how to make good, balanced decisions in this multi-goal and multi-stakeholder context? STORM can help.
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Futurologist and Copernicos
In a presentation by futurologist Richard van Hooijdonck I heard a number of things that correspond with the Copernicos vision. Van Hooijdonck outlines a development that is currently underway: the world is in a process of connecting in which parts react, interact and influence each other.