The pandemic has magnified one of the most prominent difficulties leaders face during volatile times. Despite insufficient information, executives must make deeply consequential decisions, often on the spot.
Do you remember the first weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown? People were scared, shocked and, above all, bored. This has been one of the many painful sides of the pandemic. From another angle, however, it was quite a surprising explosion of creativity.
Sustainability is a particularly effective way of increasing a company’s change and innovation capability –and therefore, it is one of the fastest current entry points into driving a company’s success!
Several comments on a Linkedin post (The Product of Innovation is Ideas) inspired an examination of the fractal nature of ideas. This train of thought has some interesting implications for innovation management and culture.
I’ve been a student of innovation for more years now than I care to count. One of the things that has always made the art of innovation so very enjoyable to me is the fact that every discipline in business is of the belief that they “own” innovation, a premise from which they have each devised a particular flavor of innovation – one that mirrors their perspectives on business.
In working with business leaders around the world, we spend a lot of time talking about the values, philosophies, and cultures they need to guide and nurture innovation in their business. One of the key questions we are often asked is, “how can we drive engagement and ownership in the business for the new things we are trying to do?” …“how can we put some power into our strategy?”
Have you ever experienced the power of visual collaboration with customers and colleagues when facing complex problems?
Have you ever heard about Design Thinking? What comes to your mind when you hear it?
Creativity? Creation? Innovation?
Everybody wants it, nobody seems to have it: A culture of innovation. But what exactly do we mean when we call for a culture of innovation? After all, how can we create a desired culture, if we don’t know exactly what it looks like?