Courtship: A pre-establishment phase when ideas and possibilities
are discussed to start the venture.
Infancy: Action time, when venture is started.
A few policy system, procedures or budgets.
Go-Go: Company's cash flow and sales are up. The
company is not only surviving , it is growing.
Adolescence: A company is reborn. The phase demands
delegation of authority, professionalism and setting of new goals.
Prime: It is the optimum point on the lifecycle
Stable: The Company is still strong , but it starts
to lose its flexibility. There are less conflicts. People spend more time in
the office with eachother that with clients or sales people.
Aristocracy: Money is spent on control systems,
benefits and facilities. More formality in behavior and dressing. Low
innovation. Emphasis is on how things are don rather than why it is done.
Early Bureaucracy: Emphasis is on who caused the
problem rather than what to do about it. More backstabbing and infighting.
Customer gets less attention.
Bureaucracy: Many systems with little
functional approach. It disassociates from its environment. Customers
face problem to get things done therefore they try to find ways to bypass or
break the system.
Death: Bureaucratic organizations may survive for
years inefficiently and ineffectively. Death occurs when no one is committed
to the organization.