adaptive (adjective, adap-tive, /əˈdæptɪv/) organization (noun, or-ga-ni-za-tion, /ˌɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃən/)
Definition: is an organization or a company that is able to successfully adapt to the rapid and unexpected changes that occur in its environment. Such businesses are flexible, able to develop fast, and tend to entrust more powers (in terms of making decisions) to the employees. In order for a business to become an adaptive organization, its employees and internal departments are supposed to collaborate efficiently and effectively. Moreover, the employees are expected to be able to network with the outside parties in order to gain relevant and useful information and to receive some helpful insights and perspectives while doing so.
In a Sentence:
- If you wish to create an adaptive organization, you must allow your employees to experiment and to aim for innovations freely and without restrictions.
- Creating self-directed teams within the company will help you turn it into a successful adaptive organization.
- Being an adaptive organization, the company managed to deal with such an unexpected crisis.
Synonyms and related words: adaptive enterprise, adaptive selling, adaptive mode, organizational system, business mode