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Ambidextrous Organization


Definition: an Ambidextrous Organization is an organizational development concept coined by R. Duncan (1976) to indicate an organization’s ability to be aligned and efficient in its management of today’s business demands as well as being adaptive to changes in the external environment.
Ambidexterity is achieved by balancing exploration (search, variation, risk taking, experimentation, flexibility, discovery or innovation) with exploitation (refinement, choice, production, efficiency, selection, implementation, and execution).


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