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What do 'next generation' organisations do that yours doesn't?

Executives often complain that they have the right strategy but not the right people or culture to execute it. While it should be easier (and cheaper) to change your strategy than change your people, many organisations would benefit from becoming better executors than they are today. However, many organisational change programs are little more than rearranging deck-chairs on the Titanic: it looks pretty but ultimately doesn't address the real challenge the ship faces. If you really want to change course you have to stop messing about with structure and start increasing your organisation's Adaptivity Intelligence (AQ) instead: its ability to respond better to changes. 

AQ is built on 40 universally-useful principles that any organisation can adopt to improve their MttR (Mean-Time-to-Respond) to external or internal changes (e.g. market pressures or a new strategy). These principles were researched by Simon Wardley (creator of Wardley Maps, from which PowerMaps are derived) with 'Next Gen firms' in Silicon Valley, where he explored what gave these organisations the edge over 'traditional firms' in the digital age. What he discovered is that it isn't just WHAT 'Next Gen firms' do that gives them an advantage over 'traditional firms' but HOW they do it as well. They have high-AQ: the capability to respond effectively to any change so strategies will be executed better. 

The series of micro-blogs (below) will introduce each of these principles that ANY organisation can adopt. They'll be grouped in six categories (Communication, Development, Operations, Structure, Learning, and Leading). Adopting even a few of these will improve your organisation's AQ and provide a comparative advantage over rivals without needing to spend millions on the latest change management fad. 
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