In order to increase the power for organizational self-renewal and align companies to ensure that they are fit for the future, it is essential to identify the opportunities and risks of external developments such as digitization and demographic change early on. However, studies continue to confirm that, in view of these opportunities and risks, organizations initiate necessary transformation processes too late or do not implement them consistently.
Companies have deeply embedded observation and evaluation patterns that promote stability within the organization. At the same time, these observation and evaluation patterns often quite unnoticeably influence strategic decisions. As a consequence, signals for relevant changes in the organizational environment may not be recognized or may be neglected for far too long. We call this organizational blindness – and this blindness has to be addressed in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company.
Read the interview about one of our ongoing transformation projects, to learn how the capability of foresighted self-renewal enables organizations to adequately deal with growing challenges. Discover how Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (DVV) is developing step by step into a foresighted organization and thus strengthens its own self-renewal capability with the future program DVVision, which was initiated in 2018.
We support you in implementing communication platforms and routines that allow you to detect serious changes in your markets and relevant environments at an early stage and to incorporate them into your strategic planning. According to the work of Donald T. Campbell (1974), there are three evolutionary mechanisms whose recursive networking increases the probability of foresighted self-renewal:
With foresighted organizational self-renewal, opportunities and challenges for your company become transparent. Existing processes and routines can then be effectively modified and necessary changes initiated in good time. In this way, you ensure the long-term competitiveness of your organization. The interview with Robert A. Sedlák on foresighted self-renewal explains the significance of the concept in detail.
Developments that are significant for your company are identified and fed into the strategy process. In this way, you prepare your company for the new at an early stage and ensure its success even during changing conditions.
With foresighted self-renewal, you overcome operational blindness. Opportunities and necessary changes are recognized in time. The subsequent processing of these change impulses is an important contribution to ensure your competitiveness.
Through foresighted self-renewal, you can recognize and address important development impulses. This gives your company the chance to establish successful innovation processes.
Ensure the future sustainability of your organization and strengthen its innovation capability, the willingness to change, and strategic thinking in your leadership.
Jan Niclas Bockard
AN INTERVENTION CONCEPT TO ENSURE COMPETITIVENESS IN THE LONG TERM
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