Chapter 6ExecutionShock Absorbers in Action

Harnessing the properties of the Strategic Shock Absorbers creates important new options for executives managing through chaotic change. And the power to truly transform an organization comes not from contraction and expansion alone, but from the two modes working together. The united forces of contraction and expansion can, in a sense, be compared to salt, which is made up of equal amounts of two chemical elements. Separately, sodium and chloride are fundamental elements, each with its own uses. Combined, they create a geometric pattern of alternating molecules that form a perfect crystal lattice and an ionic compound that is fundamental to life. Within the Strategic Shock Absorbers, when contraction ...

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