Innovation Articles

By Michael Tushman

How Companies Can Solve the Innovator's Dilemma


Long-term corporate success is not for the faint of heart. We have spent years examining the reasons companies seem to be strong at short-term execution but too often fail in the long run. We call this the “success syndrome,” and it has become widespread in Corporate America. Simply put, companies succeed in the short term because they create alignment for their initial strategy. To avoid succumbing to the success syndrome, corporate leaders must be ambidextrous.