PHASES & TYPES of ORGanizations
Focusing on capability for innovation
Organizations bring people together to collaborate to achieve results not otherwise possible. Among new start-up orgs we find simple structure and high levels of entrepreneurial spirit - willingness to try new ideas.
If successful they get much larger, and bureaucratic.
But bureaucracy restricts innovation. A core challenge !
Q: How can mature ORGs retain or regain that entrepreneurial spirit while they still need to manage the large scale of their operations?
Maybe thru enhanced Organizational Learning (alias "The Learning Organization"). Some new ORGs start out with a Learning Organization approach. Others turn to this approach later when they are mature and realize that they need to be more innovative.
In the latter (later) cases there are often difficulties from "the organizational immune system" as the bureaucratic culture resists such change.
ENTREPRENEURIAL START-UP case #1
Continues original business focus
E.g. cruise ship & parent company, many firms
Tries new ventures Organizational Learning
Grapples with Both/And
"Silicon Valley Model" or
Entrepreneurial ORGS at large scale, recent.
e.g. Google, Tesla, 3M, Apple, FB, W.L.Gore
Mature Phase Orgs.
Now we see that the SHIP can represent only ONE TYPE of ORG - the big Mature Bureaucratic Org.
But NOT Start-Ups and
NOT Ambidextrous types.