We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization


Fantastic article discussing the balance between efficiency and innovation and how you need both - which is extremely hard for organizations to balance. 

"Yet the single-minded pursuit of efficiency can also backfire. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up getting better and better at things that matter less and less. This is especially true with innovation, because anything that’s truly new and different can’t be graded by conventional metrics. We need learn how to manage the tradeoff between efficiency and innovation."


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