The Innovative Organization - New-age Organizational Forms
Over the past several centuries, the hierarchical form of organization had served us well. However, the world has changed rapidly in the past few decades. Change continues to accelerate. Linear organizations tend to struggle in a non-linear environment. New forms of organizations, much more well suited to today's complex and connected world and its needs, have emrged. These are broadly classified into ambidextrous organizations, collaborative organizations, learning organizations and emergent organizations. High innovation performance requires innovative structures. Innovation is unlikely to be driven top-down in an organization in the years to come. In the increasingly decentralized emergent form of organization innovation behavior will be like DNA - all-pervasive, scale agnostic, self-repeating and evolving. This requires new topologies. Elements of social network analysis, systems thinking and chaos theory provide pointers.