There are – broadly speaking – two core approaches to creating your future.
The approach most commonly taken is incremental in nature, i.e., improving a bit on what you are already doing and possibly adding a little bit here and there. Most organizations engage in incremental planning (and thinking). Their strategic plans, as well as their actions, favour continuity rather than change.
An organization that suffers from severe resource limitations may find that a disruptive rather than incremental approach is required. A simple definition of a disruptive approach is that it breaks with conventions, i.e., with what we did in the past or how we did it.
For maximum impact, a disruptive approach should focus on the most promising aspect of what you do and on making a dramatic change in that area rather than attempting to make small improvements everywhere. The challenge is to innovate in a dramatic way, i.e., develop a totally new approach or direction in this area chosen for disruption. This invariably means doing something new or doing things very differently to how they have been done in the past.
We may have given the impression that this is easy to achieve. Of course, it is not. Any dramatic change is difficult and your disruption strategy needs to be carefully planned to bring the desired results.
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