"Organizations, by their very nature, are designed to promote order and routine. They are inhospitable environments for innovation."
--Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School
People will work long hours, climb over steep obstacles, and endure a lot of frustration to innovate if they believe they have a real chance to create something new. An organization can be said to have a culture of innovation when it supports those people and makes it possible for bold new things to happen with some regularity. Alas, in many organizations, it is almost impossible to be truly innovative. There are too many layers of organizational defense preventing it.
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Volume 59, Issue 6, November-December 2016
From the Editor