Dilbert’s Pointy-Haired Boss Wants Innovation
This is a great Dilbert cartoon from Scott Adams earlier in January.
I have heard a lot of people or company’s say they need to act like a start up to get innovation. I find this to be alarming. At one time, the company had to be innovative or it probably wouldn’t be in business today.
Somewhere along the way, the company hit on a big innovative idea and migrated from innovation and trying new things to care and feeding of the big idea that put them on the map. It is an easy trap to fall into. It isn’t about acting like a start-up, it’s about never losing your roots as a start-up company. Innovation and care and feeding must happening at the same time. It isn’t one or the other. It should be both. The ones who do both well…win.