Companies Learn and Adapt to Their Competitive Environments
Most organisms behave like complex adaptive systems. As their parts sense and respond to conditions outside the system that constantly change, each part interacts with and influences the other parts in the system. Ultimately, this yields new patterns of behavior for the overall system.
In brief, it is an open system that is smart — it continually learns, adapts and evolves.
For example, consider the lowly anthill. The ant colony displays collective behavior, yet each ant acts individually. If you block t.....