ORLANDO — I've been thinking a lot about change lately. And transition.

But I suppose that's natural right after you get bought, and you spend the next several weeks (months?) figuring out not only the big picture stuff — such as management's long-term market strategy — but about a million smaller things, as well — such as navigating new expense reports.

Maybe that's why a piece I read on the flight out here stuck. It was about innovation — with a lowercase i. The writer's point, made within the context of the military, was that not every innovation had to be game-changing or transformative or disruptive (pick your corporate-speak). All of our lives, and organizations, are brimming with potential for incremental innovations that — rather than disrupt, necessarily — can at least force evolution forward. I'd be willing to bet a half dozen smaller, and certainly more manageable changes go a long way toward greasing the wheels toward an evolutionary organizational leap — if you'll pardon the mangled, mixed metaphor.

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