It is a story repeated many times: “Our transformation strategy is perfectly clear. But we have a big execution problem” as the member of the executive committee of a large multinational was telling me a few weeks ago. He added: “Now, disruptions are coming from everywhere, we spend millions on transformation plans, we put ‘digital’ and ‘startup’ everywhere, and nothing – nothing! – happens.” Implicitly, of course, and soon very explicitly, the explanation fuses: it is down below that people are incapable! Managers ‘down below’ are not ‘aligned’, so goes the explanation. They do not know how to execute. Or worse: they are resisting change. We must identify the culprits, the traitors! The plan must be executed!
Mon blog en français
Search my blog
Key wordsactive intertia andrew hargadon apple Artificial intelligence bill gates book review burgelman Business model business plan clayton christensen communism conference conflict of commitment Corporate transformation creativity cross-boundary disrupters crossing the chasm decision making digital economy digital transformation digitization disruption disruptive innovation Disruptive technology don sull effectuation entrepreneurship explorer fail fast fast second firefox Forbes frames framing geroski Gillette how breakthrough happen incremental innovation innovation Innovation book Innovation management innovation squared innovator iphone ipod Jean-Paul Gaillard Jeffrey Immelt Jim collins John mullins Kodak leadership Lean Startup major innovation markides microsoft nespresso Nestlé open source organizational decline Performance radical innovation reducing costs Sarah Kaplan schumpeter sony strategic innovation strategy The balancing act of innovation the economist transformation uncertainty user experience value capture vlerick wal-mart
Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.