Organizations are complex adaptive systems. They can maximize their innovation and adaptation at "the edge of chaos"— a delicate point between order and chaos. According to Appelo (2011) organizations, to operate in this sweet spot, must develop and maintain a healthy "information-innovation system" that is underpinned by five cogs: Creativity, Motivation, Diversity, Personality, and Knowledge (picture).
CREATIVITY: To be creative is to produce things that are both original and useful. To reach creativity in an organization, managers have to generate a creative environment that stresses the followings:
: Provide people with the freedom to take risks, and acknowledge that failure is OK;
: Turn ordinary activities into little games that challenge people's minds, such as a memory competition during a lunch break;
: Offer sufficient variation even in routine work, e.g. meeting in a park, naming a product af (...) Read more? Sign up for free