The production of original ideas is one of the most frequently sought after forms of performance in the modern world of work. For organizations large and small, creative solutions often form the basis of a competitive advantage in an ever-shifting business landscape. From new forms of entertainment to the latest and greatest gadget, there is clearly a thirst for novel products and processes.

Originality, however, may be more than just a new or an interesting product. Medical advances can also be traced back to individuals’ or groups’ pushing the envelope and searching for new ways to help their patients. Relatedly, social innovations are defined as novel solutions to complex social problems with the express intent of improving the lives of others. Military innovation, moreover, can be ...

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