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Part Two: Organisational Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Designing organisations for the 4th industrial revolution requires intentional soul searching from organisations. The agile organisation approach challenges an organisations strategic ambition, choices and capabilities outside of the biases of the past. Think of it as an organisation re-establishing what they will and will not do, as well as what it will do differently. Keeping up with the changing times means focusing on a growth strategy that is underpinned by an agile organisation.

Part One: Organisational Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Forward-looking companies are turning to what is known as Zero Based Organisation design or Adaptable Organisational Structures. This approach to organisational development and design focuses on driving profitability through emphasizing agility over bureaucracy and shifting to a future focused mindset. It gives organisations the mandate to design the most efficient and appropriate organisation from scratch.