Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino on The Half-baked R&D Model:
Companies who don’t officially have a space for innovation but have one or 2 people who are creative and want to do r&d. So they make them do r&d mostly but brush it aside the second client work comes in. Really dangerous as a model as the level of frustration of those people escalates rather rapidly. You’re either dedicated to the idea that people can do good new and useful things in specific conditions where they are isolated from the everyday, or not. Don’t pretend.
See also: The Osmosis Model, The Alpha-person Model, The Start-up & Flip Model