Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator’s Dilemma
Only one thing in life is constant. The change. Some assume, that the creative destruction caused the failure of companies like Kodak, Blockbuster, or RadioShack. And in fact, in an age of digital democratization, every organization is threatened by disruptions that can happen overnight. More and more companies are shuttering more quickly than ever. How can organizations respect their past while embracing the future? “Lead and Disrupt” provides a nuanced framework how companies can maintain their core while simultaneously pursuing new growth.
According to Charles A. O’Reilly, Professor of Management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Michael L. Tushman, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the right methodology to reverse an imminent demise is ambidexterity. Shrewd organizations use an ambidextrous approach to solve their own innovator’s dilemma. As a result, they are not trapped by their own past success and are able to adapt and grow in a new environment. “Lead and Disrupt” presents a novel understanding of how to improve existing businesses and seizing new markets through adopting ambidexterity, an intelligent composition of incremental change, flexibility, and efficiency.