Will Organizations Emerge as “Hybrid Intelligences” from the Digital Transformation?

  • Werner LeodolterEmail author


Considering that new technologies and especially Artificial Intelligence offer new possibilities for strong bonding within the organization, but also in the interaction with others, this brings us to the question as to whether organizations can develop and incorporate something like “hybrid intelligence”. We have three metaphorical perspectives that help us to gain a comprehensive view on what is lying ahead of us: • The digital transformation as a societal meta-development—as such directly impacting organizations, • the subconscious mind of organizations for the question of structural and process-oriented aspects of organizations as well as for methodological and technological questions of decision support and automation and • the organization that has incorporated hybrid intelligences. This “Big Picture” of the future follows an obviously inevitable but influenceable development of the cultural evolution of mankind—might that be considered positively with optimism, might it be considered with caution, might it be considered extremely critical. These perspectives and the necessary rules regulation, legislation and ethical considerations may help us as a guide and as reference points in this phase of the socio-cultural and social paradigm shift we are in. Together with the guiding principles for shaping the subconscious mind of organizations from the previous chapter the section titles of this chapter about emerging and actively shaped “hybrid intelligencies” may serve as additional guiding principles for building sustainable organizations.


Digital transformation Hybrid intelligence Decision support Rules and ethics for Artificial Intelligence Decision making Man and machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Entrepreneurship and Applied Business StudiesUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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