If you are working in a world that depends on rigorous use of verifiable data (the bottom left quadrant), it is likely that your innovations will be incremental; that is, product improvements rather than breakthroughs.
Conversely, if you are really working “out of the box”, you are most likely in the top right quadrant.
- What does this imply about Six Sigma techniques and innovation?
- Can one work “out of the box” without knowing where the box is?
- How much does industry even care about real breakthrough innovations anymore?