In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Dr Ralph-Christian Ohr about ambidexterity, dual innovation and what it takes to scale up new ventures.

Rather than there being a single best way to set up an ambidextrous organisation, it requires a set of key principles which all innovation teams and companies need to display.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:01:15 – How Ralph got started on Dual Innovation
  • 00:03:30 – The challenge of exploring and exploiting innovation at the same time
  • 00:07:30 – How innovation dies at the handovers, especially when there are separate business units for innovation
  • 00:09:30 – Steve Blank recently mentioned that scaling is the crux of ambidexterity
  • 00:15:30 – What is required to manage the space in between the core business and innovation units
  • 00:20:30 – The principles required for successfully delivering dual innovation
  • 00:23:30 – Where innovation should sit is based on what scope of business it is trying to change
  • 00:25:00 – Idea progress needs a validation process to identify learning loops

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