No company can survive without innovation. Yet, if breaking the mold is the only thing you're good at, then you'll never figure out how to scale up profitably. Learn how companies such as Apple and Google try to nurture both order and chaos at the same time.
- One of the toughest challenges for any organization…is pursuing two conflicting goals at the same time.…Being consistent, while also being innovative.…Consistency in processes enables you to learn how to…accomplish the same task better,…faster, and perhaps, cheaper.…Consistency in products and services also…give customers the assurance that…they will have the same experience,…whether it's at the same or a different location.…
Yet, in our dynamic world,…taken to the extreme,…consistency can also be the…surest part to an organization's debt.…It's easy to manage an organization…for consistency and order.…You streamline the processes,…layout the standard operating procedures,…ask people to stick to the stated policies and rules,…and manage in a top-down manner.…
It's also easy to nurture an organization for chaos.…That is a never ending departure from the routine.…All you have to do is to tell people…to do their own thing and just sit and watch.…As you might imagine, neither complete order…nor complete chaos is good for an organization's health.…
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- Fundamentals of innovation
- Fostering creativity without losing control
- Design thinking
- Lean startup
- Redefining customer value
- Digital transformation
- Social innovation
- Frugal innovation