Innovation outcomes are unpredictable, and the process of innovation comes with a healthy dose of ambiguity. For this reason, the best innovators are flexible. They are willing to change paths, course correct and explore different solutions, writes Zoe Aitken Vincent Van Gogh once famously said that “Great things are not […]
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Unless very clear guidelines are communicated to employees about the types of ideas the business is looking for, a bottom-up approach can end up doing more harm than good. Many of the ideas submitted are unviable, unfeasible or misaligned to the business strategy, and therefore don’t ever see the light […]
Often middle managers don’t get involved in innovation because they simply don’t have the confidence or skills to do so. While they might not need the same hands-on training that their team members do, building their understanding around the ‘what’, ‘why and ‘how’ of innovation will help get them on […]
There are six common misconceptions around innovation, and organisations and their HR leaders need to rethink their approach in order to address these misconceptions and engender employee-driven innovation, according to an expert in the area. How organisations treat their employees communicates a number of implicit assumptions about what innovation is (and […]
Innovation is too often seen as a standalone great idea by one individual, and this approach results in long lists of concepts seeking support – but very little which are worthy of progressing, according to Deloitte. Innovation, as opposed to invention, generally comes from incremental insights combined with bringing together adjacencies, said […]