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What are some of the organizational characteristics that have been found to be related to high levels of innovation?

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Organizations high in innovation have several things in common. First, explore what hampers creativity: strict, oppressive rules; low tolerance for risk or failure; and repetitive, mundane tasks that consume a large amount of time (coupled with lack of empowerment).

In a firm with an astronomical level of rules, employees are typically overly cautious and fearful of overstepping bounds. For example, if a firm has a strict dress code, mandates that employees not leave their cubicle except for predetermined break times, and punishes heavily for disobeying these rules, innovation is hampered because ...

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The solution details what specific organizational characteristics lead to improved levels of innovation.