Based on my work with multinationals all over the world, I’ve found that innovation is the easy part. Creating conditions for fostering innovation is the difficulty. Today, companies are grappling with new ways of doing business and strive for models and products which lead to innovative outcomes. Here are 2 of the 5 conditions which must be in place in order to foster innovation:
1) No Fear
Hard to do when our economy is fragile. People can’t be worrying about paying the bills, they have to feel as if they have the mental space to think outside of the box. Innovation means taking risks – its a gamble – and no-one gambles with the rent money.
2) Honest Conversations
We need to get better at having the hard conversations, the ones which acknowledge things need to change. But what is “honesty”? Can I be direct or do I need to soften my delivery.
If you’d like to hear more about conditions for innovation, contact Melissa to schedule a face-to-face or online presentation on 5 Conditions for Fostering Innovation.
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