Building Resilient Organizations
We are in the most amazing period of transformational change the world has ever seen. The business and social environment is complex, dynamic and turbulent, which means that today’s success formula can become tomorrow’s liability nearly overnight. Thriving or even surviving in this context requires a fundamental rethinking of the meaning and application of our most basic assumptions about leading and managing business growth and survival. Our companies and organizations must become capable of living in a state of near-continuous flow. Every element of business must continuously change in response to ever-changing demands.
THE RESILIENT ORGANIZATIONS have developed a framework for under-standing and working with organizations that addresses this issue. The framework is a creative synthesis of ideas and approaches drawn from organization psycho-dynamics and the new sciences, particularly the area of complex adaptive systems. Framework emphasis is on how todevelop what I call “Resilient Organizations.” I will share this framework with you, some work I have done with companies using it, and some ideas about how you might use it in your own work.