Monday, December 17, 2007


Innovation is new structure designed to put a prior dissonance to rest.

In highly structured environments, innovation is difficult. Stability becomes the dominant norm and tends to suppress new structure.

Innovation is thus a creates new structure...and structure tends to minimize innovation.

Learning increases the prospect of innovation, but it decreases the prospect of rigid structure.

Learning and innovation tend to counteract agendas for hegemony thus giving rise to leaderless organizations. Leaderless organizations either gain structure and become organizations, or they exist and thrive where the advantages of structure are outweighed by the advantages of learning, free association and innovation.

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