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Constraints are viewed as obstacles. The common wisdom regarding obstacles suggests that we have to remove all constraints.
We tend to believe that by getting rid of all rules and regulations, real creativity and innovation will start to emerge.
Managers may intentionally limit inputs by capping resources in corporate entrepreneurship projects, to motivate employees to challenge themselves and innovate.
New research suggests that managers can innovate better by embracing and working with constraints, instead of viewing them as a hindrance to innovation.
When there are no challenges in the creative process, complacency comes in, and people tend to go for the most intuitive and easy ideas rather than investing in the development of better but difficult to implement ideas.
The idea of innovation is taking off just as fast as the businesses that embrace it.
But, not all companies are prepared to push innovation within their organizations. Changing workplace systems and procedures requires resilience and flexibility, and it’s an unfortunate reality that many people are afraid of or continue to resist change.
There is ongoing turbulence in the workplace due to the uncertainties provided by the new virus, resulting in a whole lot of people working from home. Normally the work-from-home policies are established in advance, and employees are trained for the same, but current circumstances are not allowing for any transition time.
When hiring, managers look for hard-to-define or quantify skillsets in employees, like self-discipline, creative problem-solving, empathy, flexibility, rational judgement, and kindness.
And recent research suggests consuming literary fiction develops critical thinking, emotional intelligence and empathy in readers.
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