Evolution has served mankind well, if you follow Darwin's theory.
It can be applied to organizations as well.
The 3+1 success factors of evolution are:
1. Variation - We need to allow variation to happen, aside from just appreciating differences. It is the variation in genes that have made mankind adapt to the changing world.
2. Inheritance - While we need to embrace variation, it is inheritance that made us who we are today and the reason why mankind is different from other species.
3. Selection - The process that ensures the strong survive and the weak eliminated. Like it or not - the environment, or the customers will enforce this process on businesses. In order to survive, organizations need to have the selection process within itself as well - keeping the strong people, process, product and weeding out the weak ones.
And the last one:
What do I mean? Read this article on Forbes to understand more.