Powell and Grodal’s networks for innovation
There are rigid and fluid networks. There are formal and informal networks. Some networks are based on contractual relationships. Other networks are based on common obsessions. High-trust or low-trust networks. Not all networks are equal. And not all networks are equal for innovation.
Difference is necessary to novelty. And novelty is essential to innovation. Networks bring different people and different people bring new ideas. Things that seem obvious in one area or market can be huge insights in another area or market. Facts or skills that are necessary to making an innovation work ...