Exploit and Explore: What is Organizational Ambidexterity?

Literally, ambidexterity is being able to use both hands with equal effectiveness. In organizations, it’s about balancing two seemingly opposed capabilities: Exploitation, and Exploration. If the future were predictable, past performance would be the most reliable, straightforward way of knowing what lies ahead. We could then, quite relaxedly,…  

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3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Collective Intelligence

Imagine you could pick your own ‘dream team’ for different projects. What would it look like—the best possible combination of people? A group that together, would get things done amazingly. What would your approach be? For several years now, researchers have been looking into the idea of collective intelligence. Now we have a good idea of …  

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Communicating Your Organizational Vision: Stories, Symbols, and Rituals

Stories, symbols, and rituals. Almost as soon as you know what these represent in the Cultural Web, it’s easy to see how they shape a company’s culture. These are aspects that we tend to interact with directly, we hear, see, or actively take part in them. Where understanding structure often means taking a holistic perspective—stepping back…  

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