A crutch is something we use to prop up an internal inadequacy. Such that we can make ourselves more like, or as able as, others.

Scaffolding is a tool to build something greater than ourselves, beyond what we thought we could be.

Some common crutches in business:

Transforming these crutches into scaffolding could be thus:

(From a conversation with the magnificent Mia, 6 Feb 2012.)