Do you understand your company's life cycle?

04/8/2012 | CBS MoneyWatch

Dave Logan writes about how leaders can predict their company's future by understanding organizational life cycles. The four key stages in organizational development are the startup, expert, divisional and matrix stages, according to research by professor Larry Greiner. "If you apply this model, you will see exactly what steps to take to make your company more effective today, how to prepare it for challenges it won't face for years, and how to position yourself as the leader for decades to come," Logan writes.

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