Tailoring workplace routines and expectations is a significantly underestimated part of the organization change necessary to become an innovative enterprise.
In his book “Strategic Intuition” William Duggan says the latest innovation research indicates that, “The real prize [in strategy] comes from non linear outcomes … flashes of insight are the key mechanism that creates twists and turns.” Not surprisingly, organizations are rushing to bring in more of this kind of thinking.
But what happens when we pursue this new DNA for our teams? What new types of workplace flexibility are required? Can we force crooked thinking and oblique talent into the same daily routines that shaped industrial age offices?