There are a number of common anti-patterns among large organizations that stifle innovation. These include:
- expecting innovators to just come up with “cool stuff” without a guiding objective or strategy;
- forcing innovators to spend too much time building long-term business cases and projection;
- making arbitrary or capricious decisions;
- preventing innovators from talking to customers;
- not allocating sufficient resources;
- preventing teams from releasing MVPs out of fear of the impact to the brand; and
- forcing teams to adhere to rigid expectations in spite of new learning or discoveries made through experimentation and iteration.