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Lenny's Podcast: Product | Growth | Career

How to foster innovation and big thinking | Eeke de Milliano (Retool, Stripe)

Feb 2, 2023
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  • Managers should support high performers who can thrive without heavy processes.
  • Establish a minimum viable process to provide a framework without limiting creativity.

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Building for Innovation

Process can sometimes hinder the creativity and innovation of the highest performers in a company. The fear of failure and the desire for consistency often lead to the introduction of strict processes that limit the potential of these individuals. To foster innovation, it is crucial for managers to recognize and support the high performers who can thrive without heavy processes. This requires giving them air cover and accepting the organizational costs associated with accommodating their unique needs.

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