Updated: Mar 30
“An organism only exists because it manages to adapt to its environment in such a way that it creates a need for it to be there”.
Whatever type of organisation you possibly can imagine, they all exist because they solve problems, alleviate frustrations and bring something to someone, somewhere. In other words, they fulfil the needs of others and therewith create a justified existence for themselves. Clearly, identifying and understanding the needs and wants of your stakeholders is the single most important, but also most complicated problem to address.
Yet the average organisation allocates most of its available time (65%) to resolving known problems, and often ignores, avoids or rejects difficult or unfamiliar problems. Unfortunately, it’s mostly this part that will cause more problems in the future, thus more stress, time and loss of revenue. But, much more important, it’s also this part that reveals the needs of stakeholders and therefore entail the determining opportunities that will secure the future of your organisation. Knowing and recognising exactly what or where your problems are, pays off! Reflection on your own convictions and problems, is therefore an imperative part of your change strategy.
SWARM Organisation uses the SWARM Solution™ to identify the key behavioural properties of your organisation. It relates this behaviour to the problems you may encounter now or in the future. But also to your capacity for adaptation to change and the key opportunities you may want to explore. The SWARM Organisation model is derived from natural self-organising systems (Swarms). The model advocates a highly adaptive self-organising mindset and structure as the solution for future proof organisations. However, this model has its own script and language. It has its own set of properties and a different structure than what people are used to. The SWARM Solution™ helps people understand and utilise the SWARM Organisation model. It gives a benchmark and supportive feedback about the adaptive capacities of both individuals and the organisation. It builds a fluid organisation that continuously creates the required behaviour, for any event, in any environment at any point in time.
What convictions are holding you back?