Innovation and the Performance Paradox

January 9, 2008  

The Innovation Performance Paradox CurveToday, my article on “The Performance Paradox: When Less is More” was published by the American Management Association.

You may recall that I introduced this concept in a blog entry last month.

What is the Performance Paradox?

The more fixated on your goal you become, the greater your chance of success, right? Yes, but only to a certain extent. It turns out that when people are too fixated on the future, their creativity and overall performance actually diminish.

Read the entire Performance Paradox article on the AMA website.

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  1. Dr.YKK on January 23rd, 2008 6:20 pm

    This article is a real eye-opener. The lesson I learnt is not to trust conventional wisdom too much. Focus on the “less is more” paradigm will get things done more effectively and efficiently. Basically, it ties in with the human spirit for creativity and inspiration.