Want to build an organization that is agile, diverse, innovative, and stable?
Inventors and technology companies have been using nature for product design inspiration for decades. However, the similarity between nature and business doesn’t have to stop at the product level. There is just as much to learn from nature at the organizational level, which is exactly what John Winder, PhD, reveals in Building a Self-Evolving Organization.
Winder has created an easy to implement guide that provides practical examples and step-by-step instructions explaining how you can build, or refresh, your organization based on principles observed in nature. Some of the key observations presented in the book are:
- How natural organizations are analogous to business organizations
- Managing despite constant change, even during macro-change events
- Why team diversity is critical and steps you can take to increase it
- Why isolation can kill a species—and an organization
- How to ensure the right ideas are selected to advance the organization
- What happens when dominance suppresses innovation
- How poor environmental quality disrupts the organization
If you are building a new organization, or want to revitalize an existing one, Building a Self-Evolving Organization is the perfect blueprint to ensure the end result is agile, diverse, innovative, and stable. Nature has spent billions of years perfecting itself through evolution and your organization can benefit from the results.