Why research and development (R+D) needs ambidexterity – and why effective collaboration is so important.
Explore and exploit
After four exciting years at TRUMPF Machine Tools, I'd like to thank my R+D colleagues for the time we spent working together. Sometimes, when we were busy developing radically new digital solutions for sheet metal manufacturing, the tried-and-tested ways of doing things no longer worked. What helped us then was to exploit the well-known approaches and combine them with new disciplines and explorative ways of working in one collaborative ecosystem.
Read more about ambidexterity at TRUMPF in the article by Ramona Hönl: "Working together is the key to digital transformation"
Further reading: The German Plattform Industrie 4.0 has published a discussion paper on the importance of organizational ambidexterity in digital innovation
The discussion paper explores the importance of organizational ambidexterity in digital innovation for a successful Industrie 4.0 pivot. It shows examples of how leading connected enterprises are honing in on ambidexterity and business model transformation to build organizational culture and achieve Industrie 4.0 objectives; it makes recommendations on how organizations can proceed.