Views a business mainly as the hierarchy of accountability for business functions. In this view, to adapt to change is a quite clumsy and time-consuming process, too slow to cope with acceleration.
Especially if - like in most such cases – multiple functions need to engage.
Instead recognizes the entire business as an ecosystem. This means to consider the business as:
In this framework the approach to adaption is very different and much faster: instead of going up and down the hierarchy for decision making, planning and execution we can focus on one single element to adjust: the constraint in the flow to be resolved. Then we can quickly agree with the concerned owners on how to move forward, in a networked project.
As Kotter says in his article in Harvard Business Review: “a different methodology than we traditionally use in daily management”