IDEO describes the sweet spot for innovation in a very simple and elegant way with the following Venn diagram.
After some reflection, I realized that the same diagram can be used to describe the ideal place to create great innovation.
- Business – Secure job, livable wage, health benefits, business transparency
- Technical – Smart people, right tools/languages for the job, courage to change with the industry, learning organization
- Human – Energetic office space, ability to make a difference, autonomy, organizational alignment, shared values, fun
The intersection of business, technical and human seems to be the sweet spot for an ideal job. What do you think?