Structural Readiness 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'?.


Structural Readiness to Respond


As organization works on its processes, contracts, financial model, leadership competencies and operating models, it can build inherent capabilities to maintain business flexibility and resilience. Some of the structural readiness capabilities include variability of contracts, low operational break-even, multiple financing sources, exit routes to investments, flexible assembly lines and extendible technology platforms.