Ovans: People or Process to Make Innovation Happen?

It is one of those “chicken or egg” questions. Which comes first to create a culture of innovation in a firm? Andrea Ovans, writing for HBR; offers some interesting arguments for one and then the other. Her insight is that both have their place. Highly creative people can be stifled by poor processes in firms (and in life). Meanwhile, less creative people can thrive in processes that empower them to do what they do well.


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