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.