Organizational Survival in the New World
IN THIS SUMMARY
Successful organizations are those that are capable of achieving their goals and objectives over time; not to mention being respected and admired by employees, stockholders, and the community. Along with vision and purpose, the external environment, particularly its predictability and compatibility, also plays a crucial factor in the success of any organization. The emerging business environment, however, has demonstrated to managers the inadequacy of traditional models, methods, and perspectives of doing business in ensuring long-term success for their organizations. Moreover, globalization and the materialization of a "knowledge economy" make it imperative for organizations to adopt more effective models of the firm and better organizational principles and practices. It is in this context that Organizational Survival in the New World presents the intelligent complex adaptive system (ICAS), a new systems model for the successful organization of the future. This book offers a description of the next-generation organization designed to effectively deal with the turbulent business environment of today. It also provides a clear and comprehensive road map towards developing better organizational structures and management systems using the latest research in knowledge management and complexity theory. Furthermore, this book provides a new model of the firm that will be helpful to those who wish to conduct business successfully and differently in the coming years. This is a valuable resource for senior executives in the corporate and government sectors, professionals in knowledge management, organizational behavior and development, systems theory, human resources, organizational development, and managers who aspire to succeed in the emerging global knowledge economy.