Strategy components

The Stakeholder Navigator

The Stakeholder Cooperation Navigator gives an overview of the extent to which stakeholders can be identified, analyzed and integrated. This can start with a simple categorization of stakeholders and go right up to the development of customized cooperation strategies. In the course of a systemic stakeholder analysis, the Joint Innovation Hub uses this navigator to analyze the interests, expectations and objectives of stakeholders. We can use stakeholder matrices to work out to what extent these aspects can be reconciled with the specific needs of an organization. In order to make the best possible decisions, it is important to know which stakeholders can contribute which resources and how an organization can achieve reciprocity when dealing with the various actors.

Three phases to strategic ambidexterity

Ambidextrous environmental analysis, ambidextrous organization and ambidextrous strategy are the three phases to ambidexterity. The goal is to implement an approach that enables an organization to develop the right balance between exploitation and exploration.

Ambidextrous environmental analysis focuses on the internal and external view of the environment – as a driver of organizational ambidexterity. Competence analyses and stakeholder maps – and matrices – that focus on the ambidextrous potential of the organization – are some of the methods used during this phase.

The second phase, ambidextrous organization, concerns the extent to which a company can be set up so that employees become familiar with the paradoxical thinking in exploitative and explorative work. An ambidextrous and innovation-friendly organizational culture that promotes diversity and a shared vision is a prerequisite for a company to pursue ambidextrous strategies.

The third phase, ambidextrous strategy development - and adaptation, is based on the competence and stakeholder matrices developed in Phase 2. With the help of a strategy check and the creation of a USP framework, suitable (innovation) strategies can be developed – that consider the financial and human resources available.