The emphasis on business capabilities has never been greater for the modern business. But has this approach become a dogma, blinding organizations to opportunities for innovation, improvement, or profit?
Constrained by Competence: The Risk of Core Strengths
The emphasis on business capabilities (or core competencies, or strengths) has never been greater for the modern business. Organizations do whatever they can to enforce and maintain their capabilities, while avoiding actions that may go against them. But has this approach become a dogma, blinding organizations to opportunities for innovation, improvement, or profit?
In this paper, we look at times where a business capability approach has failed companies, and how organizations can aim to recapture their lost agility. Staying true to your competencies is not necessarily the wrong approach in all situations, and being able to find the right balance is an important task for change professionals, particularly those in enterprise architecture.
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