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The Future of the Corporation

Fragmented, distributed and interconnected



For more than a hundred years, the corporation has been the primary structure for wealth-creation and wealth-distribution. The corporation was born of the Industrial Economy and modeled on the efficiencies of the machine. It’s hierarchical structure has been shaped and changed by the demands of shareholders and stakeholders to be more responsive to the environment in which it exists.

Today we live in unprecedented volatility and chaos. Most centrally-controlled structures are threatened by fast and nimble networked alternatives. Power is moving from governments and corporations to individuals in their roles as investors, employees and partners. Markets, consumers and individuals are interconnected like never before. Information and knowledge has become a commodity.

What creates value in a fractal and interconnected world? What is the future shape of the corporation? What are the business imperatives today?

This presentation and workshop is based on the upcoming book of the same title by Wolfgang Grulke, to be published in 2005/6.


This module is passionately presented by one of FutureWorld's Network of Gurus.
To discuss this offering in more detail, please contact FutureWorld International.

The corporation is mankinds greatest invention. Professor Andy Andrews

The corporation has been instrumental in bringing millions of people into an economic revolution on a scale never seen prior to its conception.

The corporation was born of the Industrial Economy and modelled on the efficiencies of the machine. Its hierarchical structure has been shaped and changed by the demands of shareholders and stakeholders to be more responsive to the environment in which it exists.

Now the context in which corporations exist is changing fundamentally and at warp-speed. We live in unprecedented volatility and chaos. Most centrally-controlled structures are threatened by fast and nimble local alternatives. Power is moving from governments and corporations to individuals in their roles as investors, employees and partners. Markets, consumers and individuals are interconnected like never before. Information and knowledge has become a commodity. Its a completely fractal and interconnected world.

How can we make sense of the crazy context?
What is the corporations future in this fractal world?

This presentation and workshop

  • 1. Chronicles the history of organisational structures: a view of the corporation as a machine, a living organism and todays networked reality
  • 2. Explores todays dilemmas and how we can understand them (using the world of fractals, chaos and network theory),
  • 3. Highlights the characteristics that create value in a fractal world
  • 4. Explores the new organisational models and how winners are using them, and
  • 5. Concludes with Lessons in Fractal Leadership.

    As executives, investors and individuals you will want to understand the secrets to value creation in this chaotic and interconnected world.

    A book on this subject is in preparation now and is due for publication towards 2005/6.

    In the meantime, if you'd like to evaluate how fractal your organisation currently is then please try FutureWorld's Fractal Corporation Scorecard.

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