Intrapreneurship Conference: Ambidextrous corporations and the balance between agility and execution

Organizational ambidexterity refers to an organization’s ability to be efficient in its management of today’s business and also adaptable for coping with tomorrow’s changing demand. This mental balancing act between exploration and execution can be one of the toughest of all managerial challenges and it’s no surprise that few companies do it well. In this panel we will take a close look at how contemporary businesses fare when they attempt to pursue innovations that lie beyond their current products or markets. Do they succeed in achieving breakthroughs? Do their existing businesses suffer? What are the most common challenges? What organizational and managerial structures do they use? What are the tradeoffs between agility and execution? What works, and what doesn’t?