Anticipating Future and Ability to Respond  

Resilience and Adaptation

This chapter sets the context for how an organization can have the capability to 'respond to' and absorb the expected and unexpected change in the internal and external world. 'Execution- Making it Happen' capacity includes ability to deliver results in a high-flux environment. This chapter includes a high-level view on how to anticipate the change?, how to have structural readiness to change within the organization for the 'expected'? and how to have an inherent non-structural capacity for 'unexpected'?.


Anticipating Future and Ability to Respond


Resilience and Flexibility of an organization have two components- A highly sensitive sensory system, which can help you sense and anticipate the future (this is covered in more detail in **anticipation and intelligence section), and the other is the ability for an organization to respond to the change (Flexibility) and absorb the shocks (Resilience). Ability to respond can be both structural (inherent & fundamental) and non-structural (adhoc and situational). Contrary to the popular belief, the ability to respond is much more than agility of leadership.