Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 10 2007   5:23PM GMT

Overheard: There are going to be areas of your business where the very last thing you want is creativity

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

carr.jpg “Creative people are great, but creativity tends to be a messy process. There are going to be areas of your business where that’s OK, and there are going to be areas where the last thing you want is messiness.

In those areas you should value and reward competent people who can do routine tasks very, very well. That’s just as important as having brilliant, breakthrough thinkers.”

Nicholas Carr,  How To Be a Smart Innovator

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