Sustaining Continuity: Strategic Approaches to Support Disruptive Business Models
Journal Title:Organization Leadership and Development Quarterly (OLDQ)
Scores of organizations have achieved phenomenal results in the midst of disruptive changes. How do firms sustain continuity (stability) in the face of disruptions? The content of this article was first addressed to one of the telecommunications firm in Zimbabwe on the 12th of November 2013. The primary aim of the original article was to champion transformation for growth and development in the telecommunications industry in Zimbabwe and to support systematic growth and development of business organizations in the African continent. From the evolutionary vantage point, the growth and development of organizations requires stability. However, it is not possible for a system to deal with total uncertainty and disruption. To thrive in the highly competitive and disruptive business environment, organizations should engage in wild innovations. Innovation, planned change, and stability are essential agendas to support organizations in the face of disruption.