A radically different perspective on human capital for firms

A radically different perspective on human capital for firms

While it is self-evident that a knowledge economy has at its core human capital, it is less clear what this means for the firms that utilise this form of capital in the process of producing their own goods and services. The firm finds itself on the supply side of the market for its goods or services, but on the demand side of the market for human capital.

There is, of course, an enormous and positive correlation between the organization's success in the human capital market, and its success in the market for its goods and services. Ontogenica's focus, then, is on radically improving the firm's position in the human capital markets. This begins with ensuring that the firm's collective mind -- the corporate ontology of the decision making executives -- understand what human capital is. Next, the same process is employed to reveal the true nature of the human capital market, and to understand what it is that the allocative mechanism behind the human capital market is really allocating.

The firm finds itself on the supply side of the market for its goods or services, but on the demand side of the market for human capital. Our structural claim is that the firm achieves the best position in its human capital market by structuring its internal human capital policy in such a way so as to provide symbolic capital for human capitalists.

The fundamental claim that Ontogenica makes is that each firm operates in a relatively small ecosystem. This ecosystem is not adversarial. While markets can be ruthless and faceless arbiters of value, the strategy is entirely different when one understands the firm's specific human capital market as an ecosystem. Value and allocation in this model is more complex, but less arbitrary. Our structural claim is that the firm achieves the best position in its human capital market by structuring its internal human capital policy in such a way so as to provide symbolic capital for human capitalists. Ontogenica is focused on helping committed firms through this process.

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Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, United Kingdom N1 7GU

Telephone: 02921 252777

Email: contact@ontogenica.com

Company Number: 09270709