D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

How to Become an Ambidextrous Organisation

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Action Planning Workshop, D2N2

Date: Friday, 29 January 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Steve Hobbs

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Are you finding it hard to explore new ideas while still exploiting your existing products and services? Is the balancing act between the past and the future creating challenges in the present? If it is, this workshop will explain how explore and exploit can co-exist in your business to help you meet your goals.

Some organisations focus on exploiting their current products and services and strive for excellence in their execution. Or they have a focus on exploring new opportunities - creating, delivering and capturing value through an innovation culture and new business models.

Some organisations do both. The ambidextrous organisation is one where explore and exploit co-exist, they compete where efficiency, control, and incremental improvement are prized and to compete in new technologies and markets where flexibility, autonomy, and experimentation might be needed. Do you do both?

Who should attend this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at business owners and leaders with responsibilities for teams who create strategies and deliver results. It’s delivered in a straightforward way that any leader and manager can access; they’ll learn to use tools and approaches that will support change at an organisational level, should they choose.

This webinar is aimed at SMEs. Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

What will we cover? 

  • Recognising the leadership challenge – explore and exploit

  • Understanding the Ambidextrous organisation

  • Identifying the elements that characterise exploit and explore

  • Understanding the opportunities and threats associated with each approach

  • Alternative approaches for adoption of an ambidextrous strategy

  • The use of sensemaking tools to identify where you are and where you want to be

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • Reflect on and critique your own leadership style

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your current business approach

  • Assess the effectiveness of your approach in delivering your strategy

  • Create a roadmap for effective change in the adoption of a more ambidextrous approach

This is an interactive, Action Planning Online Workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the session:

  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break

  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation

  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

Steve Hobbs is a widely respected Facilitator, Coach and Mentor, specialising in engendering behaviours that drive growth. With over two decades of experience, he’s worked with individuals and teams from organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to global corporates.  

Steve is dedicated to helping businesses to plan and implement strategies which help them navigate uncertain and often complex environments, such as the one we now find ourselves in.




Here’s how simple it is to book your place:

This workshop will be delivered via GoToTraining - to register for a place all you need to do is complete the booking form

It’s quick and easy and if you have any questions, just contact your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer, Hannah Kerridge - 07741 163242