Organization Design Organization Design The business world is becoming very competitive and many business leaders are lookingfor strategies that can help them remain at the top. However, experts have highlighted that businesses need to think beyond their competition. The business world is becoming highly dynamic and is characterized by none stop change. Therefore, successful businesses are those that focus on their entire environment and how to respond effectively to change instead of focusing on competition. Businesses that capitalize on responding to rapid changes have a better chance of survival in today’s business world. The aspect of capitalizing on and responding to change was exhibited by the ancient Athens who faced agricultural setbacks. The Athens recognized their problem as a potential challenge and decided to respond effectively to the cultivation of olives that have the capacity to obtain water from the deeper water tables. Modern businesses should adopt such an approach in the contemporary business world. The response adopted by businesses towards change determines the level of success (Bridges, 2009).
In a world defined by change, it is irrational for businesses to focus on the competition because they will be easily blinded to a level where they cannot recognize the challenge. However, capitalizing on change allows businesses to tackle the challenges and respond effectively. All individual sat different levels in a business have a responsibility of developing appropriate responses to change. Whereas business leaders determine when to launch new products or to pursue a new category of customers, upper-level managers focus on redefining the different departments to suit the new organizational goals. Middle managers have to respond effectively by reorganizing all the efforts from different departments and encouraging supervisors to define new responses at the new level. Every individual in the organization must contribute positively so that organizations can effectively capitalize on change (p. 114).
Bridges, W. (2009). Managing transitions. USA: Dacapo Press.