Adizes’ Corporate Lifecycle describes the typical life-cycle stages that many organisations pass through from conception to closure. Things change as you grow and every company goes through same common stages. Adizes Corporate Lifecycle illustrates how companies. Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It [Ichak Adizes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Go-Gos inevitably get burned and lose more money overnight on a shopping center, than they made in a whole year selling shoes.

The company makes more money than ever before but it has no new initiatives where it will invest that money. Back to course 0. It also enjoys both high growth and high profitability.

Designed for executives, manages and entrepreneurs in all sized companies, this practical, comprehensive guide provides you with the tools you need to keep your organization running as efficiently and profitably as possible. The company is optimistic, confident, proud, and takes on more than it can handle. It starts losing touch with the market and outside conditions. Once a founder takes the risk, a business is born.

Adizes’ Corporate Lifecycle

Death occurs when no one remains committed to sustaining the organization. Company subject to criticism. Instead, the lifecycle age is defined by the interrelationship between flexibility and control. We went from K in to 3.


This simple, unavoidable reality leads to the following five important insights about the nature of problems in organizations. Once some form of risk is taken on, the company is actually formed adzes it moves into the infancy stage. A few good insights. To get to the next stage, a founder needs courage to take a risk and adizse to follow up on that idea.

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The time for talking is over; it is time to get to work and produce results sales and cash. With weak control systems, accountability is very unclear. They do not listen because their single-mindedness is corporatr made them successful in the Infancy stage.

Go-Go’s are prone to rapid diversification and spreading themselves too thin.

How Companies Grow and Die (Adizes Corporate Lifecycle)

Regarded as one of the world’s foremost management theorists, Dr. Share your thoughts with other customers. The only place on the lifecycle curve where there are no problems is the place where there is no lidecycles, which is Death. Read more In contrast to earlier stages, managers in The Fall companies spend more and more time in the office, reducing the time they spend in the marketplace or on the firing line.

The Adizes Institute is a change management organisation that offers its services around the world through a network of accredited practitioners. The would-be founder dreams up all the thing they could do and spends days and nights xdizes crafting ambitious plans for the future.


Founders work 16 hours a day, every day. The momentum of aging increases and the organization slides lufecycles into Aristocracy, the next phase of its lifecycle.

This way, it tries to inject vitality back into the organization but the acquired startups only get suffocated due to the heavy top-down administration and bureaucracy.

They become critically important insiders and trusted confidants. Go-Go The business is making money consistently and growing rapidly.

The Adizes Corporate Lifecycle: Go-Go

The same methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. But the new CEO values stability, processes, and repeatable execution, which starts a creative death spiral.

When profit measurement systems are later put in place, it often turns out that the Corporzte company increased sales by accepting new business that was unprofitable. Things other than running a successful business start to become more important, such as image, and they may look to buy businesses rather than continuing to innovate on their own. Mouse over the graphic above to find out more about each stage.