Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Revitalizing an organization (such as a church) requires creating a new sub-organization while preserving the best attributes of the existing organization. There are few places these principle are spelled out better than in two new books, Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future (HBRP, 2017) and John Kotter’s, Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World (HBRP, 2014). Below is an interview with Scott Anthony, coauthor of the former.
How To Fix Christensen’s Spinoff Theory For Responding To Disruptive Innovation
by Steve Denning, Forbes Magazine, 5/23/17
… Anthony’s new book, Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future (HBRP, 2017), written with colleagues Clark Gilbert and Mark Johnson, is a courageous effort to spell out what it will take for these big firms to survive — and thrive — in a context of massive disruptive innovation.
The book envisages that a firm will need to undertake two kinds of transformation: transformation of the existing business (Transformation A), and transformation by creating new businesses (Transformation B). This is combined with using existing capabilities to link the two kinds of transformation…