We all know that big, established companies struggle to respond to "disruptive" change. Blockbuster, HMV, Nokia, and Yahoo! are all current examples of companies that are struggling with this problem--they are trying to adapt, but are being held back by powerful and often invisible inertial forces...
Innovation can happen by chance, without a determined effort or specific methodology. But when it does, it's more like luck than strategic progress. While there is a role for serendipity in strategy – being able to take advantage of pleasant surprises -- too often, that's the only way companies approach innovation: with fingers crossed.
MIX Maverick Lynda Gratton sees a future where more and more talented people will choose not to be part of a large company, but will want to work as micro-entrepreneurs in an ecosystem around large organizations.
In March at the Phoenix CIO Leadership Forum, Polly LaBarre kicked off The Adaptability Advantage Hackathon , a joint initiative between Gartner EXP and the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX). Working together, Gartner and the MIX invited a select group of IT leaders to crack a key issue : How can IT help organizations become more adaptable?