Whether deliberately designed or not, every organization has an identity, both tangibly and intangibly — in the way people relate emotionally to the organization.
Discipline and innovation are not opposites, but complements. Establishing an innovation culture consumes a great deal of organizational energy in overcoming the forces of inertia and entropy.
The “father of microsurgery” can teach us a few things about innovation. For one thing, the road to getting there is a journey full of detours, not a straight trajectory.