Evolving systems are living systems engaged in a "back and forth", "give and take" relationship with the environment in which they exist. Businesses can be understood in terms of evolving systems with respect to the changing regulatory environment, technology landscape and market conditions they must adapt to.
In a 1963 speech addressing the Southwestern Social Science Association, Louisiana State University professor Leon C. Megginson said
"Yes, change is the basic law of nature. But the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself. Applying this theoretical concept to us as individuals, we can state that the civilization that is able to survive is the one that is able to adapt to the changing physical, social, political, moral, and spiritual environment in which it finds itself."
Understanding this concept, it is easy to see how the same model applies to the business world we find ourselves in everyday. Changing political leadership, changing legal framework, changing competitive environment.
All is change and the ones who succeed are not the ones who were best at any one thing. Such a narrow stance is easily toppled in the changing tides. Success means planning for change and preparing for it. Adaptation must be built in to your core and advantages must be found to capitalize on any risks taken.
For Alpha IT, adaptability isn't just built into the framework of our platform, it's a key to our business model. It drives every idea, conversation and solution we have. It's in the way we create a system and the way we interact with those who use it. From sales to software to service, our focus is on flexibility and how to confer it's advantages on your organization.