There are two types of company out there: companies who encourage their mavericks and companies who constrict them until they’re forced out (after months, often years, of long-drawn-out subpar productivity).
There’s a scary tendency in many companies for the best people – those most likely to produce big leaps forward – to do their innovative stuff under the radar, keeping schtum about their latest super-cool project, in case the powers that be stick their ore in and squish it dead before it’s off the ground.
Yes, this is ridiculous.
Yes, this is counter-productive (and counter-common-sense).
Yes, it’s a key reason why the best people leave companies.
(Fear, fear, FEAR!).