Think about the contradictory roles that differentiation and integration play in an organization's performance and its ability to innovate and operate efficiently. How may culture and/or geography influence an organization's ability to balance these opposing factors? Reference© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:08 am ad1c9bdddf
Differentiation plays an effective role to enable the organization to introduce new ideas for developing products/ services. In contrast to this, integration ensures alignment of different activities of supply chain that helps the organization to operate effectively. With the help of differentiation, an organization is able to apply creative thinking to resolve business issues that make difference in between the business approach of organization and its rival firms (Kang, 2007). Contrary to this, integration enables the organization to manage its operations effectively by creating process and linkages amongst all the different components of supply chain and different departments. Differentiation also creates innovation in the culture that is inherited to ...
Differentiation and Integration are both important tools for organizations. It is discussed in this response about the contradictory roles that differentiation and integration play in an organization's performance and its ability to innovate and operate efficiently.