Not enough deep thinking?
In this Harvard Working Knowledge post Jim Heskett asks whether organizations do enough deep thinking. He cites Jeffrey Immelt’s (GE) insistence on protecting those who make the time and effort to think deeply about innovations that will assure GE’s longer-term success. Even at GE, truly deep thinking and discussion are so rare, so culturally uncommon, that the company’s CEO must vow to protect those working on the breakthroughs from the “budget slashers” focused on short-term success.
Is there enough deep thinking in companies today? If not, why not? Contribute your thoughts to the discussion.