Every business has to manage a host of competing needs—external focus versus internal, and flexibility versus stability. With these dynamic tensions, you have to focus on both at the same time to balance them effectively – sometimes that can feel like it is making us cross-eyed! it’s a lot easier to focus on one or the other. Organizations that are market-focused and aggressive in pursuing every opportunity, for example, often have the most trouble with internal integration. Effective organizations find a way to manage the tensions without relying on a simple trade-off. If you’re interested in successfully managing these competing tensions in your organization, click the read more button.