CHAPTER 6

Organizational Habitat

The information age has ushered in a networked and interdependent world, one in which challenges and opportunities appear and disappear faster than traditional organizational models can manage.

—Chris Fussell

If organizational balance is similar to an ecosystem, then organizational habitat is the environment that is created in which organizational activity can take place. Traditional organizational design approaches set strategy and design around the strategy. The organizational habitat proposes a different approach to designing organizational architecture. In the digital economy there needs to be flexibility and agility in organizational structure, which traditional hierarchical organizations struggle to accommodate. ...

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