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How Organizations Can Survive and Thrive Using Architecture at the Edge of Chaos

Published: 25 April 2018

ID: G00336580

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch


The pace of change and the increasing level of uncertainty and risk are concerns for senior executives. In fast-changing environments, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders help organizations adopt lightweight, learning and adaptive styles of facing challenges.

Table Of Contents


  • At the Edge of Chaos
  • Build the Team
    • Build People's Competencies Broader and Deeper
    • Develop a Coaching Leadership Style
    • Develop Highly Collaborative Cross-Functional Teams
  • Understand the Environment
    • Create the Ability to Spot and Understand Weak Signals
    • Constantly Experiment to Find Out What's Happening
    • Use Models and Analysis to Understand the Environment
  • Work Smart
    • Use a High-Reliability Organization Perspective to Learn and Adjust
  • Support With Technology-Enabled Business Models

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