Saturday, 18 June 2011

Is the word Organic Positive or Negative?

In general the word organic is associated with a positive spin.

Organic meat and vegetables are perceived by most as better than non organic. However in business design is organic design a good thing? the phrase "organic design" is really a bit nonsensical because when businesses just become what they are they are hardly designed are they! oxymoron perhaps?

It is becoming clear to many that organic development of a business without design results in complexity confusion, duplication and avoidable cost.

So, in business architecture "Organic" development isn't particularly desirable or a positive. In fact a lot of business architectural work is all about sorting out the mess of organically developed structures and it keeps us all busy and employed.

One thing though organic produce is more than often more expensive than non organic and in business design this is definitely true!!