Title: Innovative sustainability and highly intelligent human organisations (iCAS): the new management and leadership perspective

Authors: Thow Yick Liang

Addresses: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road, Singapore 178899, Republic of Singapore

Abstract: Currently, humanity is confronted with several sophisticated sustainability issues that could lead to its own extinction. Ironically, the problems arise because of it own achievements and over dominance of this planet. The negative impacts of intense industrialisation, unethical contamination, over production, extravagant consumption and certain myopic immediate gains have damaged the biosphere irreversibly in numerous aspects. A critical environment transition is approaching. The current mindset, theories and practices in leadership, management and organisation dynamics appear to be ineffective. This study examines and infers sustainability (environmental/general) with respect to complex adaptive dynamics and their association with non-linear intelligence (innovation) using the complexity-intelligence strategy. The significance of nurturing smarter evolvers (beyond natural selection) and highly intelligent human organisations are investigated. The analysis demonstrates that concepts from complexity, evolution and intelligent organisation theories must be better comprehended and exploited so that humanity|s presence on this planet can be prolonged with dignity.

Keywords: innovative sustainability; individual nonlinear intelligence; intelligence management; complexity; complex adaptive systems; collective intelligence; complex adaptive dynamic; intelligent organisations; orgmind; complexity-intelligence strategy; intelligence leadership; innovation; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCLM.2010.035791

International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, 2010 Vol.1 No.1, pp.83 - 101

Published online: 04 Oct 2010 *

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