Ambidextrous Organizations

Martin Kägi
Determined to make Innovation work in Organisations - Creating the Future #Innovation #LeanInnovation #BusinessModelInnovation #DesignThinking #Agile

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To make innovation work in companies of all sizes we need to find ways to have a strong core business that exploits existing markets aside a strong innovation culture exploring new possibilities, leveraging lean startup principles and business model innovation. This is the core idea of an ambidextrous organization.


Martin works on those topics as consultant, investor, as well as researcher and lecturer at business schools.


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This is how it all started. Professors O'Reilly and Tushman coined the term ambidextrous organisations and did tons of research about it. This article is a great intro and overview directly from them.

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Great in-depth research paper by Birkinshaw and Gibson about the topic.

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Short summary from the Lean Startup Summit in London - This will be much easier to digest, than the research papers from before.

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Another research paper by the founder. How to actually manage ambidexterity? What companies need to be doing in order to overcome the innovators dilemma.

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Discussion of why some companies fail. And lots of good starting points for organizations in the transformation.

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Another nice introductory article into the topic. Forward this one to a friend to start discussions about ambidexterity within your organization.

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Great interview with Tushman - he shares some important lessons for leadership and brings in the topic of creative destruction.

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How to form a innovation strategy, given the knowledge about ambidextrous organisations? This article gives you lots of answers for this question.

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Nice summary of the book by O'Reilly and Tushman. This time in the form of a step-by-step how-to guide.

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We conclude the searies with an in-depth interview with Steve Blank — explaining more about the concepts.

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Hello again. Glad to see you made it all the way through this Deep Dive. I hope you got a better understanding about ambidextrous organisations and innovation after reading all the articles provided. Let's start and make our organisations ready for the future by exploiting current business models as well as systematically exploring new business models!


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