I received a number of positive responses to the post on Sunday about ecology. Here's a selection from the same book that goes further with the idea. From p. 293 of Walter Kiechel's The Lords of Strategy:
Design is the tool that will help people see and build new networks that are balanced and respects all participants, and creates value for the organization. It will also help people adapt to constantly changing economic, political, and social landscapes. This is the foundation of the new business ecology.