Some organizations – including Google, Pixar and Cirque de Soleil – seem to thrive in uncertainty. The authors, a senior consultant at Jump Associates established design strategy, have a name for it: exploratory organizations. They describe five basic characteristics of exploratory organizations, including empathy and hybridity, “and argue that it can increase dramatically in all sectors by infusing their groups with some of the best practices of these organizations, executives, their success in solving … Read more »

Some organizations – including Google, Pixar and Cirque de Soleil – seem to thrive in uncertainty. The authors, a senior consultant at Jump Associates established design strategy, have a name for it: exploratory organizations. They describe five basic characteristics of exploratory organizations, including empathy and hybridity, “and argue that may increase dramatically in all sectors by infusing their groups with some of the best practices of these organizations, executives, their success in solving their most pressing challenges.

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Lauren Pollak,
Katherine Wakid
Source: Rotman School of Management
5 pages.
Release date: 01 September 2010. Prod #: ROT122-PDF-ENG
Thriving in Ambiguity: Lessons from Exploratory organizations HBR case solution