Monday, May 21, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Innovation Edition

From this Chris Trimble post on The Harvard Business Review:
". . . any breakthrough innovation. . . requires special teams that are custom-built from scratch. When building such a team, be sure to:
  • Start hiring by asking What skills do we need?, not Who do we know? or Who is available?
  • Create custom titles and job descriptions, tailored to the task at hand.
  • Deliberately shift the power structure, as the task at hand requires.
Breakthrough innovation is not just about ideas. It's about getting unfamiliar work done, and unfamiliar work requires unfamiliar teams."
I would like to work in a place that apples these principles.

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