Adaptiveness Quotient

Principles for Developing Organisational Intelligence
Forty common-sense principles (guidelines for action) that, once implemented, will put you into a better competitive position. These principles cover the six areas that are critical to every organisation: Communication, Development, Operations, Learning, Leading, Structure and are implemented in four-phases: (1) "Stop self-harm" (2) "Get fit for purpose" (3) "Do more with less" and (4) "Constant adaptation".

Whether you're an established company looking to stay ahead, or a fast-mover looking to get ahead, improving your organisation's intelligence (AQ) is how you'll succeed in a dynamic and uncertain landscape. So don't let your organisation fall behind — start improving your AQ today and unlock your full potential.
1. Use a Common Language
A problem almost every organisation has is that different departments speak different languages. Finance speaks in numbers and IT seems to speak in Elvish, which is why approvals for technology projects take so long to get approved. You need a common language everyone can understand.
2. Use Appropriate Methods
If your strategy is to "Go Agile!" or "Become Lean!" then you're in trouble. Firstly, these are methods — tools to achieve aims — not strategies. Secondly, there are no universal methods — what works well in one place will not work well in another. But you'll need a map to see where and why.
3. Remove Bias and Duplication
Waste is one of the biggest unseen problems in any organisation: people building things they could be buying or outsourcing far cheaper (bias), or re-inventing the wheel time and again (duplication). With multiple maps you can start to identify and remove waste and prevent it from building up again.
4. Think Small (Know the Details)
Most leaders say they're "focused on the bigger picture". But how many can answer these three questions: Who are your users, what do they need, and how do you satisfy those needs? Any leader who can't answer these key questions has no chance of influencing the bigger picture.
5. Design for Constant Evolution
Rather than launching another big, expensive change management program design your organisation for constant evolution instead. By adopting multiple principles you will not only enable your organisation to adapt at speed but it'll also start to evolve effortlessly in response to changes on the market.