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Using Creative Tension to Integrate Improvement and Innovation

The Challenge

As an educator and champion for both innovation and improvement, I recognize the tension between improvement and innovation many people express today. Peter Senge’s concept of Creative Tension (Senge, 1994) epitomizes this dilemma.


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The Shocking Truth of Innovation and Improvement

In today’s highly competitive and global economy both 'improvement' and 'innovation' are essential for businesses to remain competitive.

Improvement aims for high and sustainable performance in existing business areas through continual and incremental gains.

Innovation aims for breakthrough resulting in stepwise gains.

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