I'm looking for a word that means someone or something that has a tendency to go against convention, but only when effective.
This would eliminate words like unconventional, unorthodox, contrarian, or nonconformist that are defined by their lack of adherence to convention.
I'm also not looking for very general words like heuristic, sagacious, or innovative which, in some manner, could be applied to what I'm asking for.
As a final note, an idiomatic phrase like out of the box would not apply, because it has been defined by not being in a box or adhering to tradition.
Does such a word exist, if so it would be greatly appreciated!I know this is a very specific request, but I'm looking for words to define my company's character, so precision is of the utmost importance.
Below is a hypothetical statement this would apply to: "Although Object Oriented Programming is the standard vehicle for teaching programming, Programming Company X isn't so convinced, in fact according to research and scientific reasoning, it seems like functional programming is the better approach--despite it's deviance from the convention."