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Hong Sun
Management Consultant, Canada
Innovative cultures are greatly valued because they are not only good for a company's bottom line, but also largely depicted as fun and characterized by easy-to-like behaviors such as tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, etc. According to a very interesting article by Pisano, as desirable as it is, a sustainable innovative culture is nonetheless hard to create, because the fun behaviors are only one side of the picture, the tougher and less fun side must also be well understood and appropriately managed to make things work. Luckily that is what we like to do at 12manage 😃 1. Tolerance for Failure but No Tolerance for Incompetence An innovative culture naturally entails tolerance for failure, but it must not be accompanied by tolerance for incompetence, since it requires extremely competent people to make tolerance for failure work. In innovative companies, failures as a result of exploring risky ideas to draw valuable lessons are welcome, but failures due to me (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Rick Mueller
Professor, United States

Might a Culture Have All of These and Still Fail to Produce Innovation?

Hi Hong and thanks for the report. Given that n (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Moving Towards a More Innovative Culture

Thanks for the interesting article. Indeed there i (...)

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States

Innovative Culture....

To bring innovation to a culture, there are many t (...)

  Ayampillai Dharmakulasingham
Student (MBA), Sri Lanka

Innovative Culture

Indeed the culture for promoting innovation is a t (...)

  Abdourahmane DIOP
Management Consultant, Senegal

No Negative Failure in an Innovative Culture

@Ayampillai Dharmakulasingham: Speaking about firm (...)

  Warren Miller, CPA, CFA
United States

Moving Towards a More Innovative Culture

@Jaap de Jonge: Thank you, Jaap. Your comments are (...)

  Sathya Devarakonda
Project Manager, India

Moving Towards a More Innovative Culture

As @Jaap has rightly pointed out, a culture of Inn (...)


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