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The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends On Productive Friction And Dynamic Specialization
Offshoring and outsourcing have generated substantial savings and often controversial news coverage for many companies. But these technologies aren't even close to being the real story. Two of business' leading strategy thinkers argue that the only sustainable advantage will come not from using technology to cut costs - but to get better faster than rivals. The authors ide ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Reading this helped me understand the dynamics of our business, and to relish instead of dreading the friction that occurs in multidisciplinary teams. It also allows me to embrace and champion our project based approach to solving our client challenges. By building and destroying teams for each projects we can react very dynamically to new projects. It also allows us to view our teams independently from limited employee resources. We often bring in outside expertise to be part of a team, and to ...more