The connection between jazz and innovation is noteworthy. There is no doubt a bridge between the two cases. Let’s see now.
Especially experienced organizations rely on stereotyped routines and known rules. They gained experience in this way. However, as time goes by, these routine tasks prevent them from learning. They avoid taking risks. Because they trust the routines they know. This is unacceptable for jazz musicians. They avoid relying on pre-arranged music, memorized solos, habits, or methods that have been successfully applied in the past.
Rather than relying on their previous experience, they “challenge” to push boundaries and increase their learning capacity.
Leaders can do what jazz musicians do; how can they intentionally disrupt routines in order to be more vivid, aware and open to new possibilities?