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Business Genius by James Bannerman

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UP! YOUR INNOVATION CULTURE

The thirteenth Block and Limitation to Business Genius is a stifling organisational culture.

In other words, a culture where there’s very little wriggle room to think differently, let alone do things differently.

And what causes this? Bureaucracy? Office politics? Protocol?

Well, according to Harvard academic Teresa Amabile, it basically boils down to four things: too much surveillance, too much control, too much evaluation, and too many relentless deadlines.

By contrast, in the eyes of business author Robert Hartley, it boils down to three things: complacency (e.g. ‘We don’t need to change, because we’re fine as we are’), conceit (e.g. ‘We don’t need to change, because we’re better than everyone else’) and conservatism ...

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