SOME BASICS - ANY ORG
Organizations bring people together to collaborate on work that needs many people.
A ship can represent a basic ORG in many different industries but does not help us to think about one important dimension - growth.
Any organization has a "life cycle". It gets older; it thrives or it dies; after flourishing it may decline, like most living things. Its owners may divest it, to be absorbed into a stronger ORG; or it may make strategic changes that re-energize its growth, maybe in a different direction.
In other words: an ORG is a quasi-living thing that gets more chances at regeneration than any biological creature.
The next page looks at some typical stages and critical choices in the life of many types of ORG.
How can an ORG retain or regain its original spirit of innovation or entrepreneurialism in later years?