Constraints are the hidden source of innovation
And it’s these constraints that keep teams from innovating, implementing agile ways of working and building and retaining top-quality teams. Much of the time, if a team can’t achieve a goal it’s been tasked with, the blame falls to the constraints. It is perhaps surprising then to realize that the creativity, innovation and ultimately the solutions the team is seeking are in fact inspired by these constraints. This is an example of budget constraints driving innovation and creativity. Give a team too few constraints and you’ll often find them spinning and churning on ideas unable to make decisions.