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thought processes, rather than having a monopsony; a network of internal angel investors
needs to set up, providing ‘intrapreneurs’ with multiple sources of funding.
Organizations can address the “Comfortable Clone Syndrome” by recruiting people from
diverse backgrounds, thus ensuring a much greater level of tolerance and acceptance of ideas
that might conflict with the personal chain of thought. Diversity and connectivity provide a
fertile breeding ground for innovation by fuelling “creative abrasion”, which often results in
the emergence of truly innovative ideas and solutions. 15 | P a g e Given the predominance of the functional organizational structure, organizations need to train
employees to excel in the role of “collaborators” 13 , thus ensuring a smooth hand-off between
the different silos in the organization, facilitating survival of the innovative ideas. SocioCultural Norms Additional resources must be allocated to raise awareness...
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