"The average life expectancy of a multinational Fortune 500 company is only between 40 and 50 years. . . Where human beings have an average life expectancy of around 75 year or more, relatively few corporations are that old and still flourishing."
Arie de Geus. The Living Company. 1997
“The new economy challenges the organisation in many ways. Firstly, virtual technologies and globalisation are leading to a blurring of organisational boundaries. Secondly, value creation becomes more and more dependent on intangibles, such as knowledge, relationships, brands required for mass-customisation. Thirdly, uncertain and fast-changing environments require new organisational abilities such as flexibility, speed and adaptability.
Organisations, like complex organisms, have a ‘nervous system’ which enables them to thrive on chaos and to guide them through turbulent times. . . in fast moving unpredictable environments, ‘nervous system’ functions are essential to provide the organisation with anticipatory, filtering, empathic, learning and adaptive capabilities in real time.”
Camarinha-Matos, Afsarmanesh, Rabelo. (Eds) E-Business and Virtual Enterprises. 2000
The above quotes are taken from research carried out up to two decades ago - but they ring loud and true today. The trouble is, the current economic scene shows that too few are listening.
History will show that the organisations that survive these troubling economic times are the ones that are listening. These organisations will be successful because they are best suited to, and capable of, applying innovative measures to the complex and often chaotic issues they are confronted with.
Will your organisation be one of these?
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