Organizations Are Turning to Nature for New Business Model Innovations
Rethinking Economic Ecosystems
Nature Is Driving New Strategic Thinking at Companies
Biomimicry—the reliance on natural systems for engineering inspiration—has grown as a practice over the last couple of decades. Early on, it was frequently applied to industrial design problems. More recently, organizational designers have also begun taking up biological concepts, especially related to collective intelligence, sustainability, and resilience. Looking forward, work at the frontiers of biomimicry is positioned to tackle the increasing organizational challenges of a densely networked world and the needs of complex designed ecosystems.