In life and work, there are many boundaries, personal ones,interpersonal ones and systemic ones. And there are also organizational boundaries. These are the ones that intrigue me most because they are the most difficult to manage and yet can be just the thing that makes growth and success possible.
The trouble with organizational boundaries though, is that so often they are defined by rules and procedures that have a tendency to limit creative ability and collaborative effort. That can be very stifling for both the organization and most certainly for the people who work in it. In my mind, boundaries built on rules and procedures alone make an organization look a bit like this:
It has a rather claustrophobic feeling about it, doesn’t it? And, its walls are solid and unbending. In an atmosphere like this, I can imagine how hard it must be to engage people in creative…
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