In 1776, Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, published “The Wealth of Nations.” In the book, Smith referred to the “Invisible Hand” as the natural force that guides free market capitalism through competition for scarce resources. Over 200 years later in 1977, Harvard Business School professor, Alfred Chandler, published “The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business,” for which he received a Pulitzer Prize. The Visible Hand is the administrative structure and managerial coordination that replaced Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand as the core developmental and structuring impetus of modern business.
Visible Hand Co. is Efficiency Engineering for the 21st century.
Using our expertise in social psychology and technology, we create systems and processes for businesses to streamline workflow and increase efficiency and productivity.
At the foundation is an extreme level of organization and obsession with logistics. When used correctly, technology is the glue that binds it all together. But as technology-oriented as it is, the other component is the social/human factor. Identifying inefficiencies in a business is not solely in the technological and mechanical process, but how humans behave and interact with each other and things. This aspect requires an anthropological and social psychological perspective when observing in order to understand the inefficiencies that people face. Developing the solutions to these challenges requires creativity and imagination.
Visible Hand Co. has the uncanny ability to combine both sides of the brain and use imagination and logic to help you do what you do – but better, faster, easier, and for less.