The 10 secrets of innovative offices - The Week
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Great summary: "In short: Fail often, fail early, fail gloriously".
What’s a quick sum-up about creative companies that you can put to use?
First, count the proportion of time spent on small exploratory projects; more is better, up to about 20 percent of total staff time. Second, measure the average length of a project before being terminated (shorter is usually better). Third, examine how well the organization celebrates and rewards failure. In short: Fail often, fail early, fail gloriously. [Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration]
Read the 10 secrets: http://theweek.com/article/index/255045/the-10-secrets-of-innovative-offices