Phases in an organisation's lifecycle ? Adizes


Adizes finds that every phase in an organisation's lifecycle influences the desired characteristics of the management profile and the typical behavioural characteristics associated with it.
These behavioural characteristics can be described using the PAEI model.

Four management roles
The four management roles which are necessary and sufficient for a business to perform effectively in the long term but also enable it to be effective in the short term consist of the following aspects:
  • produce (P);
  • administer (A);
  • entrepreneur (E);
  • integrate (I).

Link with Quinn

These four management roles fit into the Quinn model as follows:

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