Part 1. Solution Space – Uncertainty – Strategy
“We are not short of creativity in our world, and yet most organizations struggle with innovation.” — Gary Hamel.
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Organizations operate within limited solutions spaces. They look for ideas inside the boundaries of their available insights and experiences.
We look for ideas inside our finite solution spaces.
“… leaders must draw from available knowledge and prior experience to develop a cognitive, theoretical model of the landscape and then make an educated guess about where to find valuable configurations of capabilities, activities, and resources.” — Todd Zenger https://hbr.org/2013/06/what-is-the-theory-of-your-firm
This immediately introduces some challenges to organizations that in my experience might be severely hampering our ability solve problems.
“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” — John Kenneth Galbraith, economist, public official, and diplomat
Isn’t the problem rather that we are living in perpetual uncertainty, but have convinced ourselves that we as an organization can institute a superpower of control?
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