The Organisational Life Cycle Curve
Your business is somewhere on the Curve of the Organisational Life Cycle. Each part of the cycle presents different opportunities and threats, and without exerting deliberate control, your organisation will grow or decline as determined by the Life Cycle Curve.
What we do
We specialise in helping you to control the present and future of your organisation by:
- Assisting young expanding and entrepreneurial companies to sustain and manage the challenge of accelerated growth, working closely with venture capital and equity partners as appropriate
- Supporting established corporate companies with strategic organisational innovation and renewal, to reinvigorate growth and profit
Is your business growing, stagnating or dying? Pick up the early warning signs now.
|Stage||Organisational Behaviour—the signs||Leadership Requirement|
|Infant||Constant nourishment and care||Huge energetic and financial input—the founder/senior manager are the main driver|
Chaos and growth—over profit
Sibling rivalry and silo mentality
|Controls and delegation—founder/managers step back and develop others or business stalls|
Profit and growth
Focus on success and continual improvement
Focus on success
Drive, learn and motivate
|Stable||Comfortable and respected||Danger of complacency|
|Early bureaucracy||Focus turns within||
Confront politics and review systems
Innovation and creativity
|Decline||Living on past glories||Vigorously review mission/vision and new ventures and goals|
Our approach is informed by the analysis of exactly where your organisation is on the curve. From that perspective we develop a strategy in partnership with you and provide support through Organisational Profiling, Leadership and Management Training and Team Coaching as appropriate to the needs of your organisation.