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Innovators Need To Master The Key Constraints To Creativity

December 13, 2011: 12:00 AM EST
A Vanderbilt University management professor says successful innovation comes from the mastering of the basic constraints that can work against entrepreneurs and other innovators. Noting that constraints are “the parameters within which you must work,” David Owens says those parameters are “actually a blessing” for a creative person. Knowing which constraints are at play in a situation can foster innovation instead of dampening it. The six major constraints include the failure to communicate innovative ideas, a destructive group dynamic, and the lack of: organization innovation strategy, market acceptance, or technological feasibility.
David Owens, "Six Ways We Kill Innovation Without Even Trying", Press release, Vanderbilt University, December 13, 2011, © Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School
Process & Organization
Theory & Ideation
North America
United States of America
Innovation & New Ideas
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