The Innovation Tension

Would you describe your school as a factory? How about a hospital?

Factories prescribe detailed methods for creating highly standardized products, such as seatbelts and airbags.

Hospitals have operation rooms that follow strict regimens and procedures with high degrees of fidelity.

In the case of factories, please standardize our safety equipment. In the case of operation rooms, please follow the procedure with fidelity.

These settings do not want on-the-spot innovation. Does that describe your school?