Winning cultures for the new economy

Mark D. Youngblood (Mark Youngblood is a partner in the CSC Consulting Group (, which specializes in guiding executive teams in their efforts to revitalize and transform their corporate cultures to compete in the new economy. He is an internationally recognized speaker and thought‐leader, who has authored several leading‐edge business books, including Life at the Edge of Chaos: Creating the Quantum Organization (Perceval Press, 1997).)

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Classical management emphasizes efficiency, uniformity, control, predictability, and economies of scale. These principles, which are based on a mechanistic model, have been ingrained in the systems, organization structures, values, and assumptions of our culture. The emerging economy, on the other hand, rewards agility, innovation, and vitality. These attributes require a quantum culture that is based on an organic model. The structure and leadership of these two organizational styles are compared.



Youngblood, M. (2000), "Winning cultures for the new economy", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 4-9.

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