Want innovation? Create a culture where people are not afraid to take the long shots
This is an interesting one from #SundarPichai. He is not saying outcomes are not important. Outcomes definitely are,
However, If you really want to build an innovative culture, one where people strive to think and break boundaries, they need to take the long shots and some of those shots will fail.
If you reward the ones who take the simple shots and succeed and don’t reward those who take the long shots and fail, out of the window goes your culture of innovation as everyone tries to play safe and within the boundaries.