Lessons in organizational efficiency from a Greek monster

06/11/2013 | Harvard Business Review online

The Hydra was a many-headed Greek monster that grew new heads faster than its enemies could lop off. Companies should also seek to cultivate that kind of speed, regenerative capacity and resilience, write Vijay Govindarajan and Manish Tangri. "Ultimately, every organization -- whether a nimble start-up or a large, established firm -- needs to find ways to speed up or be left behind," they argue.

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