Beyond Organization to Organizing

For the last 30 years, despite enormous change in technology, globalization, and customer requirements, executives and researchers have defined organizations as independent and relatively static systems–and have attended largely to strategy, structure, and the formal and informal processes that lie within the organization’s boundary. In today’s dynamic environment, organizations need to be “in process,” and sustainable success requires organizational agility both within and across boundaries. How does an organization that is “built to perform” achieve the agility to be “built to change”? CEO has been doing a series of studies examining new ways of organizing with an eye to providing frameworks and models to help organizations become flexible and boundaryless.