LA JOLLA INSTITUTE is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan
institution for policy research, education, and economic development.
The focus of the Institute is to advance a better understanding
of the impact of the new economy and new ways of working on organizations
and communities alike.
La Jolla Institute research and activities are designed to educate
government, business, civic, and educational institutions on the
unique opportunities and challenges of the information age.
The goal of the Institute is to create a dynamic dialog and impact
the thinking among leaders for the next century.
Institute believes there are two driving forces that are fundamentally
changing the character of organizations and communities:
The New Economy
The structural changes driving the New Economy -- knowledge
based, networked and global -- have laid the groundwork for future
economic competitiveness. Those waiting for a cyclical recovery
have been severely disappointed as an information-based New Economy
has replaced the industrial era. The scope of this restructuring
is as great, if not greater, than any of the historical economic
cycles or transitions ever experienced.
New Ways of Working
The relationship between work and the workplace is being
redefined -- virtual (flexible relationships), distributed yet connected,
with simultaneous pressures on effectiveness and cost control. Paramount
to the economic realities driving changes in the workplace, and
consequently the evolving workplace, are new opportunities and challenges
found in managing new organizations and new organizational relationships.