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Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations by John Wells

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3.1

THE NEED FOR SMART MINDS

Introduction

The ability of an organization to change its strategy and structure in an intelligent and purposeful way is ultimately limited by the willingness and ability of its people to do the same; change must be embraced at all levels in the organization. Part Three of Strategic IQ addresses the search for smart minds: curious, adaptable individuals who are continuously looking to improve themselves and the groups they belong to. It argues that some people are more open to change than others, so personnel selection is very important, but it also argues that, in the right context, everyone can be made more open to change. The challenge for the firm is to create a context to make this possible.

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