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What does a Skunk Works do?

May 21, 2016 - 08:25 -- Admin

When an established firm aspires to experiment in a radical direction, management gurus recommend opening a skunk works—an organizational home for high-priority original thinking and projects. It is housed away from the organization’s main operations, sometimes in secret or with organizational barriers. Typically the projects involve something of value to the future but are not directly connected to the present operational or service missions.