16 Oct '11, 12pm

Can Scale Limit Innovation?

Can Scale Limit Innovation?

At what size is your company too big to innovate? It's an interesting question, especially because as of this year, my company, Method, hits the 10-year-old mark. To many Method employees (especially those who were here during the startup days, with our office furniture made from milk crates and rental cars as hotel rooms), it feels like we've become a company "of a certain age." But compared with the established giants of the cleaning products industry, 10 years old is decidedly adolescent. It is this adolescence, though, that shapes our appetite for change and our ability to innovate. Small companies have an inherent bias to try to change the game, where large ones have the opposite -- a bias to maintain the status quo in which they grew. The relevance of this to sustainability professionals is that real solutions to social and environmental problems will require radical...

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