Conflict and Collaboration

A Dualistic (Both/And)

Theory of Organization

Barry Sugarman

Both/And Challenges     B/A 1

  • Cost and Quality - Lean management

  • Extending the Life cycle - Ambidextrous management 

  • Short-term / Long-term - Quick results or build capacity

  • Work Team, Granular Level - Collaboration, conflict management

Ambidextrous Management - central, top-level approach

New start-up firms are totally devoted to exploiting their initial idea.  When they become successful there is a choice either to stay 100% with that direction or to also explore for a second, backup product, which can be their insurance against  more innovative competitors.