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Why The Laws Of Nature Can Improve Your Business April 01, 2015 (0 comments)


Carson City, NV—What would your business look like if Mother Nature were your CEO? It’s not just that you’d never have to shovel your sidewalk again, it’s that you’d be following the laws of nature that keep everything in balance—allowing some species to die out and others to thrive. is a website dedicated to the human side of business. In a recent blog post, author Kristof De Wulf likens a successful business strategy to the laws of nature. Here’s his take:

Evolve or die. There’s a reason why fish and insects survived and dinosaurs didn’t. When the massive meteorite that scientists believe hit the earth and changed the ecosystem, only those creatures that were able to hide underground or in the water were able to survive. In time they adapted to their new environment and new animals began to evolve.

“While organizations could thrive for a long time on a ‘command and control’ management model, they now need to shift their management model to one where empowerment, autonomy and radical openness rule,” he writes.

Eat or be eaten. In order to survive, each animal has a certain set of unique traits that allow it to get to its prey. In business, organizations need to develop a set of strong and unique strengths enabling them to compete and survive. Successful leaders focus obsessively on just a few elements that enable them to stand out from the crowd and bring unique value to the table.

Split to grow. In nature, reproduction, growth and maintenance of life are the results of cell splitting and collaboration, writes De Wulf. In business, organizations of the future will apply similar cell-splitting principles, redistributing power and authority from one person at the top to a larger set of persons intrinsically motivated and contextually suited to take responsibility, relying on their wisdom to make the right decisions rather than employing rigid control.

Act in herds. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is the same as “herd mentality,” where nobody is willing to try something new until they see who else is doing it. Instead, it means that a strong and compelling purpose helps employees work towards a common goal in an uncoordinated way, tapping into the unique talents and visions of individual members while at the same time funneling energy towards the ‘center,’ just like a group of animals fleeing a predator move together and each individual animal tries to move to the center of the group to minimize danger to itself.

Read the complete article here.

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