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  1. Organizational Survival in the New World (KMCI Press)
    Organizational Survival in the New World (KMCI Press)
    Organizational Survival in the New World (KMCI Press)
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  2. Organizational Survival in the New World (KMCI Press)

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In this book David and Alex Bennet propose a new model for organizations that enables them to react more quickly and fluidly to today's fast-changing, dynamic business environment: the Intelligent Complex Adaptive System (ICAS). ICAS is a new organic model of the firm based on recent research in complexity and neuroscience, and incorporating networking theory and knowledge management, and turns the living system metaphor into a reality for organizations. This book synthesizes new thinking about organizational structure from the fields listed above into ICAS, a new systems model for the successful organization of the future designed to help leaders and managers of knowledge organizations succeed in a non-linear, complex, fast-changing and turbulent environment. Technology enables connectivity, and the ICAS model takes advantage of that connectivity by fostering the development of dynamic, effective and trusting relationships in a new organizational structure.

This book outlines the model in chapter four, and then breaks down the model into its components in the next two chapters. This is a benefit to readers since different components of the model can be implemented at different times, so the book can guide implementation of one or all of the components as a manager sees fit. There are eight characteristics of the ICAS: organizational intelligence, unity and shared purpose, optimum complexity, selectivity, knowledge centricity, flow, permeable boundaries, and multi-dimensionality.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is giving me nightmares. Ok in all seriousness it is a great sound theory but dear god these guys need a better writing style. I feel like they could have covered the material in half the words.
In this book, I can see the authors experience. I like the analysis about the complex in the organizations. The dissertation about the learning and knowing.
Great book... easy to read chapters loaded with good content. I bought this book as a required text for school but it is one of only a handful that I will keep and reference often.
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