Toolkit: Organizational Lifecycle

Every organization proceeds through a maturation process, though of course not every organization chooses to scale or grow. The maturation process or organization lifecycle is just a way of reflecting that every organization has to learn and experiment before it stabilizes, and that stability brings the opportunity for efficiency and growth.

Our toolkit for understanding the organizational lifecycle explores the types of decisions that are typically being made at each stage, and the typical outcomes of decision volatility in each operating layer. We explore common myths and case studies that help illustrate these concepts.

Understanding the characteristics of organizations, programs, or departments in each of these phases can help you focus your change and improvement initiatives and be more effective when introducing change into the organization.