‘Pain Management’ – How do you distinguish between ‘good pain’ which results in greater capability, and ‘bad pain’ which is a warning sign that something is fundamentally wrong?

I believe that innovation can best occur when organizations struggle well and push through pain. Just as we build muscle memory when we push to new levels in yoga, weight lifting, or speed reading, so too do teams and organizations exceed old limitations and build new capacities when they recognize and accept good pain and push through it.   I’ve noticed that organizations that take a collaborative approach toward pain, change, and other challenges, commonly identify unexpectedly innovative outcomes.

This article provides insights into the good and inevitable pain of innovation.  Enjoy!!

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/managing_the_pain_of_innovatio.html