The nature of organizations is witnessing a profound transformation. Historic forces have converged to fundamentally reshape the scope, strategies and structure of all types of organizations. Heading into the new century, the most important business development is the pursuit of competitive advantage in an uncertain world through new approaches to organization design. It’s appropriate to reflect on the state of organization design and to distill those timeless ideas that will guide everyone in designing the effective organization of the future.

Laurel & Tercel has identified six new strategic imperatives that encompass the most critical design issues for the organization of the future. Furthermore, Laurel & Tercel has designed a tool that is critical for in depth examination of the challenges of the new environment and its implications for tomorrow’s organizations then a new strategic design with a set of new competencies to be proposed.


Laurel & Tercel identified organizational core competencies of the 21st century™