What are we talking about ?
Organizations thriving in a complex world of uncertainty show bold disruption and continuous innovation. Relying on the human desire for resilience and reinvention, these organizations embrace change and rapidly morph to respond to shifting customer, environmental and market needs. According to Deloitte, Adaptable Organizations remove the belief in scarcity, structure and control and replace it with an ecosystem that learns from the past and adapts accordingly to help ensure survival of the overall system. Adaptable Organizations are living and breathing enterprises organized around networks based on how people work and behave, distributing and maximizing human potential.
The Adaptable Organization is a fundamental shift in operating and management philosophy that enables organizations to operate with a start-up mindset and drive modern people practices that enable enterprise agility through empowered networks of teams.
The five layers of an Adaptable Organization
Based on our experiences over the last few years, we have summarized what we view as five fundamental layers of Adaptable Organizations:
- The Ecosystem
- The Organization
- The Team
- The Leader
- The Individual