Harnessing disruption

Kane-transformation mythForward-thinking leaders must ready their organizations to respond to disruptions— such as the COVID-19 pandemic—if they hope to be successful, according to Carroll School Information Systems Professor Gerald C. Kane, co-author of The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization through Uncertain Times (MIT Press, 2021). Kane and co-authors Rich Nanda, Anh Nguyen Phillips, and Jonathan R. Copulsky have written a guide for surviving future disruptions—which are inevitable—and parlaying the lessons learned into greater growth. The authors identify and describe the traits that characterize successful organizations and the characteristics of their leaders, with examples from real-world organizations. According to Kane and his co-authors, the companies that emerge stronger because of disruption are those that used it as an opportunity for innovation. Read more from Carroll School News.

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