Stifling Innovation or a good base for creativity
Check your innovation doesn’t already exist.
Depending on the nature of the business i.e. law, corporate which may have more standardised ways of working as compared to say a freelance photographer or marketing consultant, to the standardised organisations it is logical to create a starting point for establishing best practices. Within these work areas when looking for creativity you may have to refer to best practices in order to know what is required to make you stand out as being creative and innovative…your innovation may already exist.