What is an adaptive landscape?

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Adaptive landscapes are visual and mathematical tools used by evolutionary biologists. Picture a rugged landscape of hills and valleys. The hill tops represent areas of high “performance” (Corporate purpose/ financial gains). Valleys on the surface represent areas of poor performance. The three dimensional landscape is built by interactions among the attributes of the individuals. Adaptive landscapes were originally developed to understand why some individuals are better competitors than others and to predict which attributes would evolve to produce the next generation of high performance individuals. We have adapted these models to understand how interactions among corporate stakeholders influence performance and to predict how changes in these various attributes will lead to differences in performance over time.

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