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Adaptive Capacity by Juan Carlos Eichholz

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CHAPTER 5

STRATEGY: THE ORGANIZATION’S BRAIN

If people in your organization don’t take reality into account, you have a problem. And that problem is likely connected to a lack of strategy.

The kind of large corporations we are so used to in our time were born with the Industrial Revolution. The key for their success was all about how they organized the work, meaning how they structured themselves to produce. The American mechanical engineer Frederick W. Taylor became the father of scientific management and the mentor of those who established and ran such companies, introducing the concept of efficiency. In 1906 he pronounced one of his famous lines: “In our scheme we do not ask for the initiative of our men. We do not want any initiative. All ...

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