Failure and Efficiency in the Innovation Economy

Posted October 28, 2015 | Leadership |

In a culture of innovation, a culture in which "failure" has no useful meaning, a culture where we cannot predict the outcome of our work, we're going to have to get a new idea about efficiency. We will not "get it right the first time." Well, we might, but that would be an accident. No amount of planning and arrangements will guarantee a valuable outcome. What we used to abhor as failure becomes a fact of life, a key feature of our work processes. We must fit our expectations to the fact that of the things, services, and ideas we find innovative, many if not most will not display immediate value.

About The Author
Lee Devin
Lee Devin is a retired Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant. Lee's background in theatre brings a unique perspective to the challenges faced by IT managers and managers in general. Lee is Professor of Theatre, Emeritus, and Senior Research Scholar at Swarthmore College, where in 1970 he founded The Theatre at Swarthmore College and taught the first "studio" courses (acting) ever offered there for academic credit. Lee is also Senior Dramaturg at… Read More
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