University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Managing Innovation: Ambidexterity, Teams and Leading Change
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managing Innovation: Ambidexterity, Teams and Leading Change

This course is part of Strategic Technology Management Specialization

Taught in English

E. Geoffrey Love

Instructor: E. Geoffrey Love

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12 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

(18 reviews)

Beginner level

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12 hours (approximately)
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Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

We begin our exploration of managing innovation by reviewing key characteristics of new technologies and markets. We discuss how uncertainty, among other such characteristics, fundamentally affects management, strategic choices and execution of innovation initiatives. We examine how firms succeed through aligment with the needs of their technologies and markets over time, yet at the same time alignment can create inertia that acts as a barrier to change in response to new opportunities.

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4 videos4 readings4 quizzes

We continue to focus on the challenges of managing innovation initiatives in firms which confront new technologies and markets while they simultaneously compete in established businesses. We examine the idea of organizational ambidexterity as a solution to this challenge, and cover how managers can develop and lead an ambidextrous organization.

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3 videos2 readings3 quizzes

In the third module, we continue to focus on innovation management by focusing on teams and innovation. Teams are ubiquitous in innovation, as there is a need for high information flow and integration across functions. We start by describing common approaches to team design in product development. We specifically go into depth on how to design and lead "heavyweight" cross-functional development teams. These have been found to be particularly effective in challenging innovation situations.

What's included

4 videos2 readings3 quizzes

In this module, we will focus on organizational change, with emphasis on some of the reasons why people resist change. We will talk about two well-known models of organizational change and discuss strategies for effective change implementation.

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5 videos2 readings5 quizzes

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E. Geoffrey Love
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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