Geoff’s Rules to Avoid Innovation


At a recent sharing by the infamous Post-It™ Man, Dr Geoff Nicholson, he shared the Rules To Avoid Innovation.


  1. Ask for a 5 year business plan
  2. Be suspicious of every idea that originated below you
  3. Insist that people go through all levels with a new idea
  4. Express criticism and withhold praise
  5. Make a decision to reorganize in secret and maximize surprise
  6. Be control conscious
  7. Never forget that people at the top know everything

Mix this together with some Dilbert illustrations and you’ve got a winner!


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