Times Are a Changing – And So Is Everything Else

  • Larry Peters


In this chapter, I discuss how changes in the business environment, especially due to the speed of change, can create surprise and risk, and, as a result, demand that businesses become more nimble and adaptable than ever before. I discuss how traditional ways of creating organizations have been aimed at the targets of stability and control, not nimbleness and adaptability. In this context, I talk about how today’s organizations are typically designed, managed, and led in ways that will make adaptability and change more difficult in a world that will reward the adaptable and punish those stuck in the status quo. In this chapter, I introduce the first three Simple Truths.

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  • Larry Peters
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  1. 1.Neeley School of BusinessTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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