9 rules of stifling innovation

9 rules of stifling innovation

  • Be suspicious of any new idea from below
  • Invoke history
  • Keep people really busy
  • In the name of excellence, encourage cut-throat competition.
  • Stress predictability above all.
  • Confine discussion of strategies and plans to a small circle of trusted advisors.
  • Act as though punishing failure motivates success.
  • Blame problems on the incompetent people below — their weak skills and poor work ethic
  • Above all, never forget that we got to the top because we already know everything there is to know about this business.

Source: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/01/nine-rules-for-stifling-innova/

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