Roundtables at Dreamforce: Part 3 of 3 (One Disruption In Three Ways Out)

September 23, 2015

PUBLISHED BY Geoffrey Moore


This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Read Part 2 Here.

This is the final installment in a series of blogs about a set of five executive roundtables I facilitated at last week’s Dreamforce on the topic of Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption. In the first part of each session the participants prioritized a set of five disruptive technologies—Cloud, Mobile, Social, Data Science, and Internet of Things, and in the second part, they prioritized which of three points of intervention was most likely in their enterprise—to improve the efficiency of their infrastructure model, the effectiveness of their operating model, or the competitive advantage of their business model. In this the third part we applied the Four Zones model to see how best to organize to onboard a disruptive innovation into an enterprise that has material ongoing legacy commitments.

The Four Zones model is the focus on a new book, coming out November 3, titled Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption. I subjected this blog’s readership to an alpha version of it earlier this year, and I must say, it is much the better for your feedback. The model itself has not changed:

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