Paul Taylor describes three “idea killers” in organisations that generally arise from rules and protocols that over time become a set of social norms that can work to block innovation.

These killer structures resonate with how organisations in health and care are organised and managed. Rules and protocols are important to preserve the status quo and provide high-quality patient experience but they don’t necessarily support employees who have good ideas to improve efficiency.

Taylor highlights how meetings, hierarchy and adherence to job descriptions work to stop ideas in their tracks. He provides some tips about how you can make your organisation innovation ready when working with these existing structures.