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By Gill Eapen

We're in an period of excessive volatility and unsure results, pushed via accelerating applied sciences, shortened product cycles, fast-changing info, an more and more cellular group, extra difficult consumers, advanced monetary markets, ad-hoc public guidelines, and lots of different elements that upload layers of uncertainty to all destiny chances. whereas such a lot think that strong administration calls for larger prediction of the longer term and higher making plans, Gill Eapen in its place contends that how one can deal with successfully in an doubtful global is thru the wide awake program of suppleness — a capability to soak up continuously moving variables and adapt quick. Flexibility: versatile businesses for the doubtful global explores ways that businesses can systematically increase their skill to outlive and be successful with no the promises that include walk in the park. In those pages, Eapen information: particular attributes of status-quo agencies that prevent their capability for flexibility of their 3 fundamental parts: constitution, structures, and techniques a device and approach for diagnosing flexibility-related difficulties inside a firm particular activities businesses can take to enhance flexibility, despite their dimension or age A case examine of a know-how corporation steadily wasting flexibility as a result of administration activities, in addition to a close undertaking plan for remedial activities in keeping with the author’s years of expertise operating with quite a few industries, together with existence sciences, strength, expertise, monetary companies, and production, and his services in choice concepts, Flexibility bargains a holistic substitute method for handling threat and making the simplest judgements attainable in those specially doubtful occasions.

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Internal strategies pursued by the company have to be consistent with other strategies as well. For example, an automobile company pursuing collaboration with another company internationally has to consider the alignment of manufacturing capacities, types and configurations, currency effects, and interactions of financial and real risk. In summary, the structure of information, technology systems, and internal strategies are more tangible for the company. Being tangible does not mean they are more or less important for the company.

When uncertainty is not present in the expected output as well as the environment, a pyramidal model may be quite efficient. In the construction of the pyramids, the jobs were specialized—with more specialization as you moved down the command structure. The activities were repeated for decades—quarry stone, move it to the construction site, and lift it into position. All through human history since the ancient civilizations, the pyramidal human structure has been the dominant way to organize. This was true for kings as well as religious leaders.

Business thinkers have been using the term organizational agility to describe the ability of the organization to quickly adapt to changing environments, competition, and technology convergence. Flexibility is an organizing principle to enhance agility. Flexibility allows an organization to both identify trends early and adapt successfully. In general, as the size of an organization increases, flexibility decreases. One way to stay flexible is to design the organization in smaller entrepreneurial units that are tied together not by rules but by culture and competence.

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