Creativity and creative problem-solving are supported by two different cognitive styles, one
concerned with adaption (doing things better), and the other with innovation (doing things
differently). The current preoccupation with innovation would appear to favour western countries
where a more innovative cultural bias exists. Furthermore, countries from the East would appear
disadvantaged due to a similar bias towards adaption. However, organisations to sustain success
need a diversity of style irrespective of the significance of any social or organisational leadership
bias towards a single style. The pursuit of a dominant single style, be it adaption or innovation,
leads to a diminishing organisational performance albeit by different routes.