Understanding Ecosystems to Change the Way we Work and Live

Too often conversations about ecosystems are abstract and theoretical. But, what can and must managers do to convert the theory into reality? From smart homes to cross-border platforms, ecosystems are already at work creating the future. The Japanese architectural, engineering and construction company, Shimizu, is among those leading the way in reinventing its view of the world by taking an ecosystemic perspective. Mohi Ahmed, who leads the company’s business innovation unit, reports on the unit’s work on understanding and building ecosystems. Andrea Kates provides commentary on this best practice example and how ecosystems are changing the way we work and live.

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