It’s easy for a manager to say the meaningless statement “Let’s be more innovative!”. In contrast, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a manager say the much more intentional statement “Let’s create the conditions and the processes that will allow us to be innovative.” The right mix of people. The space outside normal work routines. Time to poke and prod a problem. Nibbles and caffeine. Friendly feedback.
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