Most companies, academic fields, nonprofits, governments, and associations move forward at a snail's pace. Any attempt to change 'the way' is quickly discouraged. In these environments the null thrives.
But there is hope.
Within these environments you will also find rogue innovators. People who cannot help but seek to change the status quo. These are the people who will change the world.
I used to think that the role of the potential innovator was to continually become frustrated until such point they become an entrepreneur or take a pilgrimage to an innovators' hub. Now I'm not so sure.
Where we most need innovators is where innovation is not sought. Places where the potential for frustration is the greatest but so is the potential for positive change.
I feel like I can help. So if I just described you, stay tuned.