Business As Usual

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As Hamel points out, traditional management is uncongenial to innovation. “Most of our management rituals were invented a long time ago to promote discipline, control alignment and predictability—all laudable goals.” But the resulting processes are fundamentally at odds with innovation. “In most organizations,” Hamel writes, “innovation happens ‘despite the system’ rather than because of it. That’s a problem because innovation is the only sustainable strategy for creating long-term value.”—Steve Denning

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