Increasingly, organisations do not respond to the traditional and formal structures of ownership but, unincorporated, emerge as more or less formal collaborations between legally bounded entities. When that happens the bureaucracy of conventional organisation needs to become subordinate to the fluidity of the intelligent organisation. In the case of UKCRIC (The UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities), that need is further amplified by the recognition of it as an organisation whose present is only about creating the future. Read the full article as a stand-alone pdf here.
The case study, UKCRIC: All About the Future, can also be found on pages 90-97 of the newly published 2nd Edition of Professor John Beckford’s book The Intelligent Organisation: Driving Systemic Change with Information.
"Dr. Beckford’s book [the Intelligent organisation] is based on practical experience but well-grounded in theory, applying these ideas will help you to achieve a more purposeful and valuable enterprise and to discover how being an intelligent organisation demands more than knowing what you know; it is about how to generate purposeful value by taking good decisions and the execution of agile leadership." —
Brian Collins CB, FREng, Professor of Engineering Policy, Deputy Convenor of UKCRIC, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL