Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Form follows idea ...

" If only we could get all our systems in place... then everything will work and everything will be fine. Time spent managing the process has overtaken the creative activity of actually generating something.

Filing is now more important than forming. This is turn reflects a culture that lacks autonomous self-confidence and willingness to trust in risk. ' A culture increasingly defined by rule serving and form filling accountancy rather than rule questioning.'

Organizing is a preparatory and retrospective process not a generative one.

It is useful when consolidating that which, in general, has already been proved to work, but it does not function well as a device for the generation of new ideas."

by Maxine Naylor & Ralph Bell