Industry Dematurity – Are You on Top of It?

How do longstanding, established industries regroup and make change that brings them front and center with today? New customer habits, new production technologies, new lateral competition, new regulations, and new means of distribution — these are all signposts when an industry is going through the major change called “dematurity.” 

John Sviokla discusses these five factors in his smart, important strategy+ article, How Old Industries Become Young Again

Dematurity, like disruption, can catch a business off guard. And businesses that aren’t on board with the changes risk being left behind. As Sviokla says, “Half the task is recognizing the facets of impending change early enough to prepare.”

Where do you see the signposts of dematurity in your industry? Is it coming? Are you on it?

About Paul Kirpes, TPG Companies

For over 35 years, Paul J. Kirpes, Founder and President of TPG Companies, has transformed businesses, corporations, communities, and ventures in the private and public sectors throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Paul empowers companies, their owners, and leaders to Transform, Perform and Grow!
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1 Response to Industry Dematurity – Are You on Top of It?

  1. cosmapec2013 says:

    Hi Paul, Interesting topic, especially as in manufacturing one of our strategic imperatives is to use new production technologies to provide competitive advantage. Interestingly, the ‘re-shoring’ trend in western Europe and the US shows how dynamic this can be for manufacturers. Within the course of 15-20 years off-shoring for labour-rate advantages is being superceded by labour productivity advantages in developed markets.


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