Week 2 Discussion Notes

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Week 2 Discussion Notes: How does what you have read about the S – Curve affect your thinking about your own organization? These oscillations indicate degrees of company change in strategy, structure, and people. The greater the oscillation, the more destabilizing the change. In reality, there should be small squiggles on every portion of the S – Curve, because some degree of change is going on virtually all the time. Nevertheless, the overall pattern consists of periods of industry wide equilibrium punctuated by periods of great change and instability at the company level. (Not surprisingly, this concept has come to be known as the punctuated equilibrium theory.) (pg 46) In terms of managing change, the successful organizations are those that truly understand the change imperative. (pg 47) They engage in continuous or incremental change during periods of industry equilibrium. At the same time, they’re prepared to implement radical, discontinuous change as they approach periods of disequilibrium. In short, they have learned that timing is crucial. (pg 48) Those who fail to act until the end of the cycle are in trouble; their survival odds shrink to somewhere around one in ten. These
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