Principles of Evolutionary Management

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The Key principles of Evolutionary Management

The Organizational Principles

  • Og1: Re-cast leaders as Stewards and Teachers.
  • Og2: Support interaction and consensus among team at all levels of the enterprise.
  • Og3: Create parallel processing capabilities in the organization.
  • Og4: Replace hierarchies with multi-level heterarchies.
  • Og5: 'Organicize' the work environment.
  • Og6: Instill enough permanent instability in the organization to create adaptive, learning-based work environments.
  • Og7: When radical change is needed, engender transient chaos.
  • Og8: Globalize the company culture by 'Internationalizing' coordinating functions and 'Localizing' operating functions.

The Strategic Principles

  • St1: In maximizing shareholder value, place the people of the company before all other financial, economic, and technological resources and objectives.
  • St2: Continually monitor and adjust strategic positioning within the Industry System.
  • St3: Maintain a consistent long-term competitive focus.
  • St4: Treat Information as a strategic resource, not as an overhead.
  • St5: Compete for sustainable industry-level advantage.

The Operational Principles

  • Op1: Anticipate quality through evolutionary dynamics and open-system marketing.
  • Op2: Include variety costs and the cost of linkages between activities.
  • Op3: Compute ecological constraints and opportunities and internalize their cost.
  • Op4: Use instability and discontinuous change for competitive advantage.
  • Op5: Forecast to multiple horizons by extrapolating the future, not the past.