Does business growth stifle innovation?
13 July 2017
Our recent research showed that many Kiwis fear that business growth can lead to a loss of company culture and innovation – 58% believe that larger businesses will become less innovative and more bureaucratic.
“Innovation is the lifeblood of a business really,” says Cecilia Robinson, founder of My Food Bag.
‘When it comes to innovation, we are probably the cleverest country in the world.” Sir Ray Avery
Scientist and entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery says that based on the number of inventions per head of population, we are probably the cleverest country in the world: our problem is that we don’t tell anybody how innovative we really are.
So what do we need to do differently to grow our small, clever businesses? Should we shout our success from the rooftops?