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Strategy Navigating the Complexity of the New World von Malik, Fredmund (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 07.07.2016
  • Verlag: Campus Verlag
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This book describes Malik's strategic solutions for the Revolutions of the New World, which are already underway. They are part of the Great Transformation 21 which the author will address in the book. In the six parts of this book, he will first look at the dynamics of the Great Transformation 21, its inherent risks of crisis and its opportunities, as well as the labor pains that the New World is suffering. After that, he will deal with the amazingly effective cybernetic systems for strategic navigation and the strategy maps required for that, as well as the empirical quantification of businesses, both existing and yet unknown, which will help break the new territory of innovation. Finally, Malik will reveal the patterns that the tidal currents of great transformations invariably follow, as well as the economic dynamics resulting from them and the strategies required to deal with them. In the last part of the book he will describe the revolutionary new methods that enable us to master groundbreaking strategic change with great precision and unprecedented time compression - at the 'speed of light', so to speak. This way, even enormous corporate growth and size can be managed and turned into true strengths, with perfect ease and using innovative approaches where conventional approaches have proven useless. Prof. Dr. Fredmund Malik is habilitated Professor of Corporate Governance and an internationally renowned management expert. He is founder and chairman of Malik Management, the world's leading knowledge organization for integrated management systems based on the science of cybernetics. Based in St. Gallen, Malik Management has around 300 employees, offices in six countries, and a network of partner organizations in the fields of cybernetics and bionics. It is the biggest provider of reliably functioning solutions to interconnected problems of organizational complexity and control. Malik Management helps thousands of managers to integrate and improve their knowledge of general management systems via training and intervention. Malik is the author of more than ten award-winning bestsellers including the classic Managing, Performing, Living. He pens regular columns in opinion-forming media. He is among the most cited and profiled management thinkers of our time. His numerous awards include the Cross of Honor for Science and Art of the Republic of Austria (2009) and the Heinz von Foerster Award for Organizational Cybernetics of the German Association for Cybernetics (2010).


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 401
    Erscheinungsdatum: 07.07.2016
    Sprache: Deutsch
    ISBN: 9783593435350
    Verlag: Campus Verlag
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Chapter Introduction
The Right Strategy for the Great Transformation21

The Great Transformation21-as I have been referring to the transition from the Old to the New World-will be larger than any other social transformation we have seen so far, as it will span the entire globe.

The more intensely I studied the effective but also explosive power of the Great Transformation and the relevant strategic solutions, the tighter became the limits of language. Describing the complexity of globally interconnected systems and finding words for the simultaneousness of their change dynamics is just as difficult a task as putting a Beethoven symphony in words. Wherever I turn there is a lack of terms to describe the new, its many forms and dimensions, and above all the enormous speed of change as well as the unknowable that comes with it.

The usual superlatives-all the "super" and "mega" terms-, even if they were not as trite as they are, would never suffice to capture the scope of the Great Transformation. Apart from that, these terms originated in the Old World, so they can hardly convey any more than the Old World's limited power of imagination. Still, occasionally I have to use these terms for lack of better ones (at least to date).

If, for instance, the new methods introduced in this book enable even the most complex decisions to be taken and implemented 100 times faster, to increase team efficiency by more than 80 times, and to find solutions based on maximum consensus in just three days where even the smallest compromise was previously blocked by social gaps, and if this power of solution has led to success in hundreds of applications, without exception-what terms could be considered adequate for such achievements, when the aim is to describe the new dimensions of effectiveness but avoid both grandiloquence and advertising slang?

Historically, previous transformation of a similar kind-in particular in technology and science-have always spawned a new language because the new could not be put in old words. In the social and political sphere, however, new terms will often gain ground when the change itself progresses, or even later than that. For instance, people in the Renaissance age did not know they were experiencing the Renaissance-a term coined as late as in the 19 th century. And it was more than 10 years after Columbus had landed in "India" (1492), in 1503, that someone else realized that a "mundus novus", something completely new, had been discovered-a fact that never occurred to the discoverer Columbus himself in his lifetime. Amerigo Vespucci had never set foot on the continent called "America"-which, however, was rightfully named after him, for he was the one who ultimately identified it.
The Revolution in the Great Transformation21

The Great Transformation from the Old to the New World will fundamentally-and almost completely-change what people do, why they do it and how they do it. It will also change who we are and what concept of the world we have.

It will revolutionize the way society and its organizations function. Functioning twice as well at half the money is just one of many challenges that most people consider impossible to solve-although its solution is already being practiced.

In just a few years' time it will be with incomprehension and pity that we think back of the sluggish political decision-making processes we have today, of coalitions getting in their own way, of corporate management bodies paralyzing themselves, of slowly moldering change processes, of lethargy and resignation in so many organizations, of monstrous mega conferences that had no impact, and of the cluelessness of global organizations.

With the challenges we are currently facing and which seem to have appeared out of the blue-such as the compl

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