DQ2-Week7 - and every situation will build a foundation for...

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Companies that show the greatest progress are usually those that have figured out how to adapt to changes and continue to make changes. “Adaptive Culture” is defined as companies that facilitate the adoption of strategies and practices that continuously respond to changing markets and new competitive environments. The inability or lack of adaption can be characteristics of an unhealthy or un-adaptive culture. Ronald Heifetz says that “…buiding an adaptive capacity is the medium and long term goal, it can happen by mobilizing today.” He utilizes this phrase to talk about the various challenges that business face and how each challenge can bring on new opportunities that can work for the benefit of the company, as long as the company is willing to adapt. Identifying the immediate problems and figuring out solutions to each
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Unformatted text preview: and every situation will build a foundation for the company to succeed. Taking this into account we are able to utilize new ideas that become our norms and preparing the company and our staffs for any additional changes or progress in the future. Heifetz, R. (2009, May 18). Build an adaptive culture: key tactics for improving the organization's ability to tackle adaptive change . Retrieved from http://hbr.org/product/build-an-adaptive-culture-key-tactics-for-improvin/an/3283BC-PDF-ENG Cooke, R. (1992). Using the organizational culture inventory (oci) to measure kotter and heskett's adaptive and unadaptive cultures . Retrieved from http://www.trainersdirect.com/resources/articles/changemanagement/orgcultur einventory.htm...
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