I enjoy maturity and evolution models of all kinds, especially for business. There is a stages of maturity model for information technologies including as an example a four stage one from the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. What I like about stages of maturity models is they provide confidence that regardless what stage an organization is at – low or high – there is a next stage further up that can be attained in an evolutionary way.

In biology there is an evolution of humans that has in earlier stage, Australopithecus; then Homo erectus; then Neanderthals; and our current stage Homo sapiens. Examples of important changes are brain size, hand grip, and a larynx for speaking.

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