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6 Principles to Create an Adaptive Organization (Reeves)
Eugene James, Manager, Switzerland, Premium Member
According to Reeves, Lewin and Ueda, companies - similar to living organisms - are "COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS". They evolve in a complex manner, wherein individuals contribute towards shaping and altering the system. In turn, the system leads individual entities to be adaptive to changes, which in fact is the only way to survive. Accordingly, leaders must manage the complex process of change, in view of guaranteeing the survival of the firm and the development of staff. The authors draw up a range of six principles that can assist leaders in managing complexity:
  1. BOLSTER (~SUPPORT) DIVERSITY: Ensure that the company gathers a strong mix of "people, ideas & endeavors". Recruit staff from different backgrounds. Encourage the staff to experiment new ideas.
  2. COMPARTMENTALIZE: Compartmentalize business units to ensure a degree of independence from the overall system. This prevents external shocks from adversely affecting the individual businesses. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Benefits of Principles of Adaptive Organizations
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  Compartmentalizing Adaptive Organizations
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  Dialogue for Understanding for Adaptive Organizations
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  At what Cost??????
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  The Need to Limit Organizational Duplication
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