ConceptsConsultingFutureOrganizationStrategyForesighted Self-Renewal

Prepare yourself and your organization for a world in constant change

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.

Robert A. Sedlák

“AN ORGANIZATION SEES WHAT IT SEES, AND IT USUALLY DOES NOT SEE THAT IT DOES NOT SEE WHAT IT DOES NOT SEE“

Guest Prof. Robert A. Sedlák, CEO

INCREASE THE POWER FOR ORGANIZATIONAL SELF-RENEWAL

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:

Slide Variation Slide Selection Slide Re-Stabilization

Variation

Irritation of the system as a learning impulse. The sources of irritation are expanded to increase the opportunities for learning impulses.

Selection

Balance between changing and maintaining the status quo. Increasing the possibilities within the organization to process innovation impulses.

RE-STABILIZATION

Establish the change. Ability to turn selected innovations into useful routines.

TIMELY DETECTION OF MARKET AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

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.

BENEFITS OF CONSULTATION ON ORGANIZATIONAL SELF-RENEWAL

Strategic positioning

OPTIMIZING STRATEGIC POSITIONING

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.

Successfully exploiting the potential for change

SUCCESSFULLY USING THE POTENTIAL FOR CHANGE

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.

Successfully promoting innovations

SUCCESSFULLY PROMOTING INNOVATION

Through foresighted self-renewal, you can recognize and address important development impulses. This gives your company the chance to establish successful innovation processes.

STRENGTHEN YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL ADAPTABILITY

Ensure the future sustainability of your organization and strengthen its innovation capability, the willingness to change, and strategic thinking in your leadership.

Our consultants for you

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Markus Peterhänsel

Jan Niclas Bockard

Jan Niclas Bockard

Laura Hüer

Laura Hüer

BACKGROUND INFORMATION FORESIGHTED SELF-RENEWAL

Foresighted self-renewal

AN INTERVENTION CONCEPT TO ENSURE COMPETITIVENESS IN THE LONG TERM

Download the digital background information for our consulting concept. It helps you sharpen your strategic positioning, promote innovation, and leverage the potential for change.