As the world turns increasingly to a reliance on the automation of repetitive and/or complicated tasks, the role of business managers changes. Rote execution of mundane actions are better served by software. This is well-known and "IT", as it's incorrectly referred to by the C-suite, has already permeated most management discussions. Understood or not.
At the root of the new automation revolution lies two factors: Connectedness and data.
I’m a big fan of Netflix. This learning organisation may not be the best place to work, depending on who you ask, but as a business it’s a truly remarkable enterprise. Out of necessity it had to embrace the transition from physicality (mailing DVDs to customers to watch movies at home), to virtually inventing digital home streaming, disrupting the entire traditional television model in the process.